A number of Liverpool fans cannot believe Gary Neville has picked Harry Maguire over Joel Matip in a Manchester United combined XI.
The Reds take on their fiercest rivals at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, on what promises to be a great occasion.
Liverpool have been poor there in recent years, despite winning 4-2 in front of an empty stadium last season, and a big performance is required.
United are struggling at the moment, however, and victory for Jurgen Klopp’s men would put them seven points clear of the Red Devils.
On Sky Sports‘ Monday Night Football [via Anfield Watch on Twitter], Jamie Carragher and Neville picked their combined XIs between both teams.
While they agreed on eight players, Neville opted to have Maguire alongside Virgil van Dijk, while Carragher chose the in-form Matip.
Liverpool fans lay into Neville
These Liverpool fans couldn’t believe the former United’s man choice, taking to Twitter to lambast him.
“My god Neville has actually gone for Maguire over Matip. Even kept a straight face“
“In the same moment Gary Neville makes great points he then 3 minutes later picks Maguire over Matip“
“Maguire??? Lol Same guy that said Salah would be gone by Jan 2021 btw, need I say more? Matip has been our best CB so fsr this season as well“
“Neville putting Maguire in the combined XI is the most partisan call you’ll ever see. There’s a genuine argument that there are 5 better CBs across the 2 squads“
“Gary Neville reckons Harry Maguire gets into Liverpool’s team . He wouldn’t even be the fourth choice. Not seen more nonsensical shout on Sky Sports from him for, ooh, about a month…“
“Gary Neville really put Maguire in a combined 11. Is he ok?“
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