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Neville admits it’s ‘painful’ watching ‘brilliant’ Man City and Liverpool

Gary Neville admits it is ‘painful’ to watch the ‘brilliant’ title race between Manchester City and Liverpool this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool currently lead the Premier League by two points from title rivals City, though the Merseyside club have played a game more than Pep Guardiola’s side.

Neville was full of praise for the performances of both sides this season, admitting the close nature of the title race has been ‘brilliant to watch’.

City are looking to become the first side to retain the title since Manchester United achieved the feat in 2009, whilst Liverpool are seeking a first top-flight title in almost three decades.

Former United defender Neville admits the title race has been enthralling, though conceded watching United’s two biggest rivals compete to be crowned champions was ‘painful’.

”We are witnessing two brilliant managerial performances, on and off the pitch,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“With Pep Guardiola, we are witnessing an amazing title race, the two teams play the right way, the managers perform the right way.

”I have to say, from our point of view, it is brilliant to watch, even though it is painful for me. Both teams are carrying themselves brilliantly.”