Gary Neville has been forced to issue an apology over his “unprofessional behaviour” when Liverpool were beaten at home by Everton on Saturday night.
The English champions slumped to their fourth straight defeat in the Premier League, with goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson handing their Merseyside rivals a first win at Anfield since 1999.
There has never been any love lost between Neville and Liverpool fans, meaning the Manchester United legend took to social media with a bottle of wine to celebrate their latest shortcoming.
“It's been very difficult in mockdown, I mean meltdown, I mean lockdown… to see the demise of the champions,” he joked.
Neville also told fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher to “go and get your kit on” at the half-time break.
However, the 46-year-old quickly drew criticism on Twitter for lacking professionalism while carrying out his punditry duty.
He returned to action for Manchester City’s 1-0 win away at Arsenal on Sunday, but before doing so Neville issued an apology.
“Good morning. Apologies for my slightly unprofessional behaviour last evening,” the former United and England right-back said in a video message on Twitter.
“I was in celebratory mood, which has resulted in these black bags appearing underneath my eyes.
“Some of my following, trusted and loyal, seemed slightly vexed with my behaviour.
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“But I can assure you that my professional stance will return today as I deliver you co-commentary on Arsenal vs Manchester City. Have a lovely day.”
Liverpool are in dire straits right now after losing four straight games in the Premier League, with leaders City now a staggering 19 points away at the summit.
Their current woes mark an unfathomable fall from grace for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who had only dropped a mere two points in the league at this stage last season.
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