Manchester United legend Gary Neville admits he is concerned Liverpool will beat his former club to a Champions League place.
United led the Reds by 10 points after a 3-0 win on December 14th at Old Trafford, but Brendan Rodgers side have been resurgent – and have not lost a Premier League game since.
And Liverpool’s recent form has Neville – famously disliked by Reds fans – worried for his former clubs top four hopes, having been at Anfield on Sunday to witness Liverpool’s impressive 2-1 win over Manchester City.
The Sky Sports pundit said: “The biggest compliment I can give to Liverpool for the way they are currently playing is I left Anfield on Sunday a worried man.
“For the first time this season I am concerned as to whether Manchester United can fight them off in the scrap for the Champions League places.
“I’ve backed United all season, and I won’t be changing my mind at this stage, but it’s fair to say Liverpool have emerged as much more of a threat than I considered a few weeks ago.
“I arrived at Anfield expecting City to reassert themselves in the title race and make their extra few days preparation.
“It both impressed and concerned me to see Liverpool play as they did.
“Brendan Rodgers deserved credit for the way he reacted to what was happening as the game evolved, ensuring an even first half became a much more dominant second period for the home side.
“Liverpool look as well equipped as any side to take that final Champions League spot now. They’ve stopped conceding goals, have found a system that works for their players and have their high intensity game back.”