Liverpool have put the pressure back on Manchester City in the Premier League following Friday night’s 3-1 win over Southampton.
Victory meant the Reds leapfrogged their title rivals and returned to the top of the table, restoring their two-point lead.
City have a game in hand, of course, and remain favourites, but anything less than three points for the Citizens would see Liverpool stay top.
It says a lot that even Manchester United legend and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville thinks they’re in a good position right now.
“Liverpool are in a good moment,” said Neville after the game at St Mary’s. “They look less emotional than last season the way they have played.
“There was a level of desperation, a level of frantic-ness in the way they played.
“Against Southampton in the first part of the game they struggled, I thought Southampton played really well, but then they got control of the game, and control is important.
“Composure is important. Mohamed Salah (who scored Liverpool’s second) was clinical in a crucial moment. He will need to be cold towards the end of the season.
“Liverpool are in a far better position than they were a few years ago when they were going for the title because, at that time, it was a bit more desperate, a bit more frantic.”
Neville and Jamie Carragher spoke extensively about Liverpool’s title chances after the game and, unsurprisingly, Carragher is confident they can pip City.
But there was one bizarre moment where Sky Sports presenter Kelly Cates asked Neville and Carragher about Southampton’s recent form and they just turned and walked away. Check it out.