Red Devils legend Gary Neville has stated that he was ‘glad’ to witness Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Manchester United at Anfield in the Premier League last night.

Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated their arch-rivals thanks to the goals scored by Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah. Liverpool now possess a 16-point lead at the top of the table with a game in hand.

Neville, who was working for Sky Sports for the match, wanted to see his club gain the three points, however, he did manage to find a positive despite the fact his side lost. He believes that sometimes you need to feel the pain as a supporter from time to time.

He told the Gary Neville Podcast : ”We’ve just witnessed Liverpool there today announce that they are going to win the league, even though we all knew it.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates his goal to make it 2-0 with Alisson Becker during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United at Anfield on January 19, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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“In this stadium at the end of the game when Mo Salah ran through you just felt they knew that was the moment.

“I don’t think they are going to get what would be a euphoric feeling of a last minute goal to win the title on the last day.

“Yeah it will be emotional when they win the title. But that today felt like a huge moment, and being in the stadium to witness it… I’m glad I witnessed it.

“I’m glad I witnessed it as a Manchester United fan because you need to suffer sometimes and you need to feel pain.”

He does make a fair point. The Anfield faithful know pain better than most. There have been so many times in recent years when the Reds appear as if they are going to claim a trophy, but for some reason, they fall short.

Having gone through all that pain, Liverpool supporters will no doubt appreciate claiming a maiden Premier League title more than most. The Reds require another 30 points to guarantee the 2019-20 title.

Liverpool’s next Premier League clash is against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium come Thursday night.

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