Neville: If Liverpool score earlier they beat Man Utd

Gary Neville thinks that Liverpool would have beaten Manchester United on Sunday if they had scored their equalising goal “earlier”.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side headed into this match as underdogs against Jurgen Klopp’s rampant side – little wonder given the visitors had won their last 17 league matches and the Red Devils were just a point off the relegation zone.

United have so often been the scourge of Liverpool at Old Trafford, though, and were on course for a memorable win thanks to Marcus Rashford’s contentious goal, only for late replacement Adam Lallana to secure a 1-1 draw.

“We didn’t think United would be anywhere near as positive as they were,” Neville said on Sky Sports.

“I think Ole surprised us. He’s been questioned about whether he can get it right against the big managers and he did today.

“United will be happy. Ole will be happy and Liverpool will be thinking why didn’t we get the goal earlier.

“United are fragile, very fragile, and if Liverpool had scored earlier they would have gone on to win that game.”

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