Manchester United legend Gary Neville has claimed that all is not well at Liverpool following their quiet summer transfer window.
Speaking after the transfer deadline day had passed, as relayed by the Liverpool Echo, former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has made a surprising claim regarding Liverpool, stating that something does not seem right at the Merseyside club.
Liverpool endured a difficult season last term with injury issues derailing the defence of their Premier League title but they rallied to achieve a top-three finish and secure Champions League football. A big summer would have been expected by fans, but the Reds brought in just one player, Ibrahima Konate, to strengthen the defence.
Midfield stalwart Georginio Wijnaldum departed but was not replaced by the Reds while the attacking depth has been weakened by the departure of Xherdan Shaqiri to Olympique Lyon while Divock Origi could also be on his way out amid interest from Turkey.
In spite of that, Liverpool have started the season well, collecting seven points from three games, going unbeaten in the league so far. And, Neville has given his opinion on Jurgen Klopp’s side, claiming that all might not be well, while adding the Reds might finish below Manchester United this season.
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“I was at the game on Saturday, Liverpool v Chelsea, and I said after the game – sometimes you can’t put your finger on it [but] something’s not right. Not bad. There’s no massive spirit issue, or the manager falling out with players. Nothing like that. But there is something just missing,” he said.
“I remember going three years ago and thinking ‘[United] are in trouble’. Two years ago thinking, ‘we are in serious trouble’. [Jurgen Klopp’s] not got that money [to improve the side]. He’s having to deal with a team who are a good team, but look like the team that needed a boost. There are no massive problems at Liverpool. I’m not saying it is broken. Not by any stretch of the imagination.”
“But I don’t think they have got the momentum with them at this moment. They are just plateauing. I’m not sure Liverpool can get to first. I don’t think they will get above [United] this year.”
While Liverpool could have done with another addition or two, they have looked solid so far in the new season and are looking much better with Virgil van Dijk back in action.