Gary Neville was for once lost for words after Liverpool’s Premier League title was confirmed on Thursday night.
While Neville was a key player during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign at Old Trafford, Liverpool fans were having to endure a title drought that would last for 30 years.
But the tables have turned now, with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool confirmed as champions with seven games to go, and looking set to beat Manchester City’s Premier League points record of 100.
Neville’s old club are 37 points behind their great rivals, in fifth place – and Liverpool are now just one top-flight title behind United’s record of 20.
As recently as last year, Neville claimed United would win the title again before Liverpool ended their long wait for the crown.
Now Klopp’s side have proved him wrong, and the former England right-back took to Twitter to suggest he might be taking a break from social media for some time.
After Chelsea’s 2-1 win over City confirmed Liverpool as champions – a whopping 23 points ahead of their nearest rivals – Neville simply tweeted a waving hand emoji to his followers.
Liverpool fans bombarded his message with various gifs of Jurgen Klopp and the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah celebrating their triumph.
And Liverpool fan account The Redmen TV posted a clip of Neville goading Liverpool fans by saying the Red Devils would be first to the Premier League trophy.
“I can guarantee you as clear as day, Manchester United will win again,” Neville had said.
“They will win again, no problem, they will win the league. They will probably win the league before Liverpool, in my opinion.
“And that’s not being disrespectful… they will probably win the league before Liverpool.
“I think they will win the league before Liverpool. They are closer than you think and it’s not as bad as you think, that’s always the way it is.”
Neville had even predicted that star striker Mohamed Salah would be on his way out of Anfield – which looks unlikely any time soon with his club currently the Premier League, European and world champions.
“And Liverpool… Salah’s going to leave in the next 12 months, I can see it already,” Neville said. “Salah will leave, he will, I’ll absolutely guarantee you. I can see it, you can feel it, you can smell it…”
Unsurprisingly, Liverpool fans were quick to point out to Neville that his predictions were way off the mark.
“I’ve got some news for you Gaz… and you’re not going to like it,” said one fan.
“So bloody deluded. Not with the mini Fergie at the helm,” said another.
“Showing why he was such a great manager there,” another supporter said, referencing his failed spell at Valencia.
Neville wasn’t the only former United player to suggest he was taking a break from Twitter, with Rio Ferdinand tweeting “Brb @Twitter… see you in a couple weeks!” along with two laughing emojis.
But after their title wait finally came to an end, it’s highly likely Liverpool fans will still be giving the United old boys some stick whenever they return to Twitter.
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