Don’t be bitter, Gary…
You come across half-decent when you can take off the anti-Liverpool spectacles for five minutes…
Last night, Neville and Jamie Carragher debated the result of a Sky Sports poll which named Emre Can’s legendary bicycle kick versus Watford as the goal of the season.
Our German midfielder came out on top with 35%, ahead of Olivier Giroud (20%), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (17%), Andy Carroll (8%) and Eden Hazard (7%).
Such an emphatic win seems like compelling evidence to us, but Neville thinks he’s seen goals like Can’s before!
(Sorry… When have you seen a 6ft. 3′ German powerhouse running backwards and curling an overhead kick into the top corner, Gary?!)
“It’s a great goal but it’s a little unsurprising,” a bitter Neville told Monday Night Football (cited in the Star).
“If you’ve ever watched X-Factor and those that type of programme it’s always someone from Liverpool that does well because they vote for their own in droves.
“It’s a brilliant goal, no doubt about that, it would be wrong of me to dispute it but I think it’s the type of goal that we’ve seen before.
“It isn’t for me the best of the season but how can the public be wrong?”
Manchester United and Arsenal fans are just as capable of hijacking a vote as Liverpool ones, Gary – and we’ve seen this time and time again.
Perhaps Can’s goal was just a little more special?
We certainly think so, as well as 35% of the voting public!