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Neville reckons Liverpool look ‘less emotional’ than last season

Gary Neville believes Liverpool look ‘less emotional’ than last season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side returned to the top of the Premier League on Friday night, coming from behind to win 3-1 at Southampton.

With just five games remaining, Liverpool harbour realistic hopes of lifting a first top-flight title in 29 years, and former England international Neville reckons he has noticed a change in the team’s style of play.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if City dropped points in two games, and Liverpool dropped points in two games,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“But I never felt so sure that Liverpool were going to win a game as I was tonight.

“It is an outstanding level of performance from both teams this season. We have got great games to watch. Next Sunday is huge. Crystal Palace, next Sunday, is equally as tough for City. If City do go and win that match and the Liverpool players know they have to go and win against Chelsea the legs start to get that little bit heavier.

“If City drop points, then Liverpool will bounce onto that pitch. We are going to witness it first hand all the way to the end of the season.

“Liverpool are in a good moment. They look less emotional than last season the way they have played. There was a level of desperation, a level of frantic-ness in the way they played [last season].