Gary Neville reveals the best players in Both Liverpool Fc and Manchester City squads
Former Manchester United star Gary Neville has revealed who he believes are the best players in the Liverpool and Manchester City squad.
Former England international picked names That have been key to the clubs’ success in the recent and past time for both sides.
The former Red Devils skipper chose Mohamed Salah from Liverpool and Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne from the two teams.
Gary Neville believes that Virgil Van Dijk is the only Liverpool player to compete with Salah in terms of importance and star-factor.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored more goals (22) and provided more assists (13) than any player in the Premier League this season.
He has 35 goal involvements in all competition this season, scoring 30 goals in 45 games across different tournaments. Meanwhile Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has scored 15 goals and assisting 12 in 40 matches.
Speaking on the Gary Neville podcast on Sky Sports, the former Manchester United skipper said:
“It’s the first time Jurgen Klopp’s left Mo Salah out in what feels like an absolute age, but he must have felt that was a game that he could leave him out in. Why he thought that, we don’t know.
“But when I saw that, I thought, ‘Right, what message does that send to the rest of the Liverpool players?’.”
“I just thought because he’s played Salah in every game, the game that he leaves Salah out in, I thought would be a risk because it tells the rest of the players something.
“I just thought there was a risk there when I saw the team news come through. I thought that’s a test for the other players because they know this guy is going to come straight back in against Villarreal. They know he’s number one. So can we get through without him?”
“So those Liverpool players come off today getting through without him, and City have got through without De Bruyne, and I think that’s the two best players.
“I think Van Dijk competes with Salah in terms of importance – but those are the two star players. To come through those games without their two star players, the rest of the squad will feel a million dollars, and you’ve rested your two best players.”