Because they dominated the 70’s and 80’s, the way we did the 90’s and 00’s, Nev has revealed a begrudging respect for Liverpool, whilst aiming a dig at Chelsea and City.
“When I was younger there was no doubt about it – I was a United fan, they were winning everything and it was a horrible time,” said Neville. “Jealousy, hatred, passion for your own club, you don’t want them to win anything and you don’t like the people who’re winning. I suppose it comes from jealousy through my childhood but I have more respect for them as a club in a sense of their tradition and their history than I do for some other clubs who’ve been coming on the scene in the last few years, throwing a load of money at it. Liverpool have got a good history, you have to hand it to them, and they’ve been successful.”
Unlike The Daily Mail headline claims, this is not Gary Neville saying he hates City more than Liverpool now.