Neville, the former Manchester United defender, is ‘desperate’ for City to get over the line
Gary Neville has booked a flight to Papua New Guinea on Sunday night just in case Liverpool win the Premier League title.
That’s according to former Red Jamie Carragher, who revealed to talkSPORT his co-pundit is ‘desperate’ for Manchester City to win the title race.
Neville, the former Manchester United defender, once likened Liverpool vs City to ‘a choice of two blokes to nick your wife’.
But, when faced with the very real prospect of a first Liverpool title since 1990, it seems Neville has no doubt where his allegiance lies.
“He wants Man City to win, desperately!” Carragher told talkSPORT.
“I’m getting texts at 6:30 every morning saying, ‘Today’s the day when it’s all going to fall apart for you’. I’m getting that constantly.
“He said he’s going to book a flight, he’s already got it sorted with Emma [his wife], the flights are nearly booked for Papua New Guinea at 9pm on Sunday night.”
City took a huge stride towards the title on Monday night when Vincent Kompany’s wonder strike sealed a tense 1-0 victory over Leicester.
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Liverpool’s current tally of 94 points would’ve been good enough to win the title most seasons in the Premier League era, but City take a one-point lead into the final day.
And Martin Tyler, Sky Sports’ iconic commentator, says he’s never seen such a high-quality race for the title.
He told talkSPORT: “I’ve never seen anything like it.
“The quality of the top two, the standards set are extraordinary.”