Gary Neville thinks Liverpool’s win against Fulham yesterday handed Jurgen Klopp’s side the impetus in the title race again.
A late James Milner penalty secured all three points for the Reds when a major slipup had appeared to be on the cards.
And Neville believes Klopp now has an advantage in the Premier League race due to Manchester City not playing their game in hand until late April.
“They’ll have known that was a big moment,” Neville said.
“There will be times where Liverpool drop points before the end of the season, so too will Manchester City I think, but it couldn’t be on Sunday against Fulham.
“Manchester City’s game in hand is at Manchester United, at Old Trafford, on April 24. There’s an opportunity for Liverpool here to step clear, with City not catching up for a few weeks, with the added complication of an FA Cup semi-final too. It’s a good thing for Liverpool, I believe.
“They had to win today. It wasn’t vintage Liverpool, after the week they’ve had, it would have taken a lot out of them.
“Even though Fulham are poor, with respect, it was all about the win today. It could have gone wrong; the mix-up between Alisson and Van Dijk, and dropping two points, would have damaged them mentally. So to get the victory was big.”