MANCHESTER UNITED legend Gary Neville has finally come out of “hiding” and broken his silence after Liverpool’s title triumph.
Earlier in the season, Red Nev joked that if Jurgen Klopp’s side won the league he would have to move to Papa New Guinea.
Soon after that 30-year wait to be crowned champions was confirmed thanks to Chelsea’s 2-1 win over second-placed Manchester City last Thursday, the Sky Sports pundit tweeted a waving emoji to indicate he would be disappearing.
That was followed by a short film on Sky Sports showing all of his fellow presenters desperately looking for him.
It ended with Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher promising “I will find you Gary” before the hashtag #wheresgary appeared on screen as a figure was shown boarding a flight for Papa New Guinea.
But as his old club United returned to top-flight action tonight in front of the Sky cameras at Brighton, so did Neville to the screen.
And the former Old Trafford captain was almost instantly asked for his reaction to Liverpool’s glorious achievement.
Neville said: “It’s an incredible achievement to win any title. It’s been coming for a couple of years, they’ve been knocking on the door.
“Last season, with what Manchester City did, they had to be at their absolute best.
“Jurgen Klopp, the job he’s done has been absolutely fantastic.
“I thought when he came to Liverpool four years ago, it would be almost impossible for him to deliver a title with the spending power of City, United, Chelsea. I thought it would be so difficult.
“He’s turned £30m players into £130m players. He’s turned £75m players into £150m players. Those other clubs have invested £130m and made them into £30m.”
Neville continued: “The recruitment has been brilliant, the coaching has been brilliant and it all comes from the manager, and the players fall into line.
“Great achievement. Something in particular that I don’t like, it’s a day I never wanted to see again.
“I’ve seen enough of it in my childhood years and I’ve had to witness it again in the last few weeks, but you obviously have to congratulate the title winners. It’s been a brilliant performance.”
By: Gary Stonehouse
Title: Gary Neville finally breaks silence on Liverpool triumph as Sky Sports ‘find’ Man Utd legend after going AWOL
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11994822/gary-neville-liverpool-title-reaction-hiding/
Published Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:35:05 +0000