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Fans convinced Gary Neville is a secret Liverpool fan after bizarre comparison to Man City goal in Anfield clash

FANS accused Gary Neville of being a secret Liverpool fan – as he made a shock comparison over Manchester City’s opener at Anfield.

The Manchester United legend contrasted John Stones’ goal with an effort from Virgil van Dijk controversially ruled out in last month’s Carabao Cup final.

Viewers were stunned by Gary Neville's assessment of Man City's opener

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Viewers were stunned by Gary Neville’s assessment of Man City’s openerCredit: Sky Sports
Wataru Endo was judged to be offside in the build-up to Virgil van Dijk heading home in Liverpool's 1-0 Carabao Cup final win last month

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Wataru Endo was judged to be offside in the build-up to Virgil van Dijk heading home in Liverpool’s 1-0 Carabao Cup final win last monthCredit: Sky Sports

But many viewers claimed the incidents were completely different.

Stones nipped in at the near post to flash home a clever corner from quick-thinking Kevin de Bruyne in Sunday’s Premier League blockbuster.

But Sky Sports pundit Neville spotted Nathan Ake tangling with Liverpool‘s Alexis Mac Allister in the middle of the box.

And he compared it to the most contentious talking point from the Wembley showpiece in February.

That saw Van Dijk have a goal erased after Wataru Endo was judged to be offside and interfering with play.

Endo was assessed to be impeding the movement of Chelsea’s Levi Colwill.

And fans were baffled when Neville compared the two moments.

One said: “Gary Neville is a full on Liverpool fan these days! How’s he calling for a foul by Ake?”

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Another asked why he was “bringing up the cup final”.

That viewer added: “Endo’s blocking was never a foul, but he did interfere, hence offside. Ake on McAllister is absolutely standard for everything single set piece, not remotely close to a foul.”

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A third observer posted: “Gary Neville’s all over the place here, comparing the block on Mac Allister to the one in the cup final, completely forgetting the cup final one was disallowed because he was offside.”

A fourth wrote: “Why is Neville trying to create an ‘incident’ when all that Ake and MacAllister were doing was lean into each other?”

And a fifth said: “Neville really wanting a foul by Ake when it was Ake’s arm being held.”

But a few fans disagreed – one insisting Stones’ breakthrough goal “should have been given offside”.

Ironically, however, it was Mac Allister who levelled for Liverpool with a penalty on 51 minutes.

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