The Merseysides derby has been dubbed ‘the biggest and worst’ derby in England since it began, and it seems the Mersey derby is about to become the biggest and worse.
The latest edition of Sky Sports pundit and pundit of the week, Gary Neville, is a big fan of the clash, and his comments about the league’s biggest clash in years come as the Premier League continues to make headlines over the course of the year.
“It’s always difficult to tell if you’re going to get the right result because of the crowds.
I think the derby was a good game last year.
It was a little bit different than the other one, it was a bit more exciting.
It’s never easy when you’ve got the biggest stadium in Europe to get on the score sheet.
I just think the game was a lot better this year.”
“I’m not going to tell you who the best players are but they’ve got to score some goals, but it’s difficult to score from the penalty spot when you’re not really that good, it’s not as good as it used to be.”
I think they should have scored some goals from the spot, I think they had a couple of chances in the first half, but the goal was saved by the keeper.
“The atmosphere in the stadium was good, the fans were great, it wasn’t too loud but the atmosphere was good.”
In the same vein, Neville is a huge fan of his club Everton, who lost to Tottenham 2-1 at the weekend, but he is also a big Liverpool fan, and has called them ‘the team of the future’.
“Everton is a great team.
I love Everton and I love their fans, they are so passionate, they support the club, and the players.
They are a great club.
“They’re going through a difficult time in the Premier Leagues right now, so they are going to be one of the favourites to win the title.
The former England captain said that the Merseys game against Stoke was a ‘fantastic performance’.
“The Merseysiders are always going to beat any other team.
You don’t know how it is going to turn out but they are a team that can beat any team.
For the fans, the Merceys will be one for the ages.”
In what is surely one of his final comments on the derby, Neville called for fans to ‘get behind Everton’ in a bid to keep the club in the top four.
With Everton’s next home game away to Southampton on Monday, Neville said that if fans were behind the club it could have a big impact on their chances of winning the title this season.
“They should get behind Everton because they are the best team in the world,” Neville said.
“They have the most important players in the squad, they have the best coaches in the game, they don’t have any big players that are on their bench and if they get behind them they can keep the team in this competition.”