Gary Neville looks silly after he suggested earlier this season that Liverpool should “go out against Bayern Munich” before the Reds progressed to the final of the Champions League.
In March, he told Sky Sports: “I’m going to say it – go out against Bayern Munich. That sounds like madness. Of course, you’d never play to lose a game but it will be in Liverpool’s favour if they have a clean run as they can get everyone fresh.
“[Manchester] City have got a couple of FA Cup games, where Liverpool could go five or six points in front. That’s tough to pull back in the closing weeks.”
With Liverpool into the final of the tournaments and the favourites to beat Tottenham, Gary Neville looks silly.
Most fans might have traded the chance to win the Champions League for the Premier League title in March but, after the heroic comeback against Barcelona, supporters will be thrilled about the possibility of the Reds lifting a sixth European Cup.
The likes of Divock Origi were the unlikely heroes in the 4-3 aggregate win over the Spaniards and will go down in Liverpool folklore if they are to lift the Champions League in a couple of weeks.
Neville looks silly for the comments he made but in all fairness, most people expected Liverpool to falter in the Premier League if they didn’t exit the Champions League.
Nobody in the entire world expected Liverpool to win 97 points this season and to go a step further, nobody ever imagined that a points tally like that wouldn’t be enough to win the title.
This season has been absolutely mental and regardless of how it ends in Madrid, it won’t be one that fans forget in a hurry.