Gary Neville reveals one area Liverpool can improve after Manchester United victory

Gary Neville admits it’s difficult to improve Liverpool’s starting XI (Sky Sports)

Gary Neville admits it’s difficult to suggest where Liverpool can improve and believes Jurgen Klopp’s best option would be to strengthen the depth of his squad.

Liverpool took another step closer to the Premier League title on Sunday as they secured a 2-0 victory over Manchester United at Anfield.

Klopp’s side are now 16 points clear at the top of the table and are now being tipped to go the entire Premier League campaign unbeaten.

Liverpool have already signed Japanese forward Takumi Minamino this month but Neville believes Liverpool would struggle to improve their current starting XI.

‘I think if you look at the first eleven of Mane, Firmino, Salah, Van Dijk, Robertson, Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and then Fabinho or Henderson with Wijnaldum or Oxlade-Chamberlain, or Keita… it’s very difficult to improve that first eleven,’ Neville told Sky Sports.

Liverpool moved 16 points clear with a 2-0 win over Manchester United (Getty Images)

‘Yeah, maybe another midfield player who could come in and sit in that left of the three or right of the three, depending on where Wijnaldum plays.

‘I think what they could do, potentially, if Lallana leaves or Shaqiri leaves, they could potentially make the squad stronger in depth so that there isn’t that big drop between what would be the first eleven and the ones beneath.

‘That could be one way that they improve it.

‘But I don’t think you could improve the front three, I think they’ve got the best centre-forward, he’s fantastic in terms of how they want to play.

Neville says Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are the best two wide strikers in the Premier League (Getty Images)

‘They’ve got the best two wide strikers in the league at this moment in time.

‘I think Raheem Sterling comes close to it and [Leroy] Sane on his day, he’s not fit at the moment.

‘But generally they’ve got the best two wide strikers in the league and they’ve got a really good centre-forward who complements them.

‘You could argue in central midfield, in that sort of wide of the three in midfield, Oxlade-Chamberlain played there [against United].

‘But it’s the best team in the world. I’m saying that with real pain – this is the best team in the world.

‘They can withstand pressure, they can counter-attack, they can keep possession, they can defend set-pieces, they can score from set-pieces, they win games when they’re not playing well.

‘All the characteristics of a good team, they’ve got.’


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