Gary Neville praised Liverpool after the Reds picked up a point at Anfield against Manchester City despite not playing at their best.

Liverpool have emerged from an intense run of fixtures which saw Spurs, Chelsea (twice), PSG, Napoli and Manchester City play them in the space of a month and will be pleased with the results achieved.

Sunday’s clash with the champions was the end of what is probably the most insane run of games in Europe for a few years and despite dropping two points at home, Klopp will be very happy going into the international break joint top of the table with 20 points.

Gary Neville told Sky Sports that he thinks Liverpool picking up points despite not playing particularly well is the mark of a championship winning side.

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“I still feel, eight games in, it’s very early to think about Chelsea challenging [Liverpool and City]. I do think that,” Neville said.

 

“My view is that the back four of Liverpool have proven themselves today – they didn’t need to because they’ve done well in the last six-to-12 months but today was another test for them.

“You always say champions win or pick points up when they’re not playing well, Liverpool aren’t at their best at the moment.

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“The front three aren’t at their best. Today they weren’t at their best. Penalty aside, Virgil van Dijk was incredible and the rest of the defence is doing well as well.

“Robertson looks confident, Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Lovren’s come in – they’ve got good options. Liverpool can be happy with a clean sheet.”

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