Gary Neville says Liverpool’s excellent form 'concerning' for Manchester United

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has been left surprised by Liverpool’s fantastic run of form.

Renowned pundit Gary Neville has revealed on Talksport his concern at Liverpool’s fantastic run of form coming from the perspective of a Manchester United fan.

The Reds started the season poorly, winning just four of their first 12 Premier League fixtures and giving up ground on the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City as well as rivals United.

While the Red Devils themselves hard a testing start to life under Louis van Gaal, they soon picked up form at the beginning of winter and comfortably beat Rodgers’ men 3-0 in December.

That victory at Old Trafford saw United take a firm grip on a top four spot, whereas many Premier League observers felt the Merseysiders were all-but destined to fall a long way short come next May.

However, a sparkling ten-game undefeated league run has seen a wave of optimism develop around Anfield, prompting Sky pundit Neville to label the Reds’ form as concerning from a United point of view.

He said: "While I said that I think Manchester United will finish in the top four, I’m a lot more concerned about it than I was three or four weeks ago - particularly about Liverpool.

“They obviously now have come into a run of form where they are keeping clean sheets and they are playing a lot better.”

“I wasn’t as concerned a few weeks ago; thinking they were seven or eight points behind and they had the cup commitments they have got coming up. 

“I still think, in the end, [their extra European games] will be too much but I am more concerned than I was.”

Liverpool’s phenomenal league run has seen them move up to sixth position in the table and within two points of United in fourth spot.

Their upcoming games, however, will likely play a huge role in defining their season as Manchester City, Arsenal and United all await them over the next five league encounters.

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