Manchester United legend Gary Neville couldn’t resist poking fun at Jamie Carragher after Fulham beat Liverpool to condemn the champions to a sixth straight home defeat in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Reds rarely threatened and were made to pay for their lacklustre performance in the opening 45 minutes as Mario Lemina stole the ball from Mohamed Salah and fired Fulham in front with a clinical finish right on the stroke of half-time.
Joachim Andersen prevented a simple tap-in for Sadio Mane with a heroic clearance at the death and the visitors held firm to secure their third win in six top-flight games and only their second ever victory at Anfield.
And while Fulham remain in the relegation zone, there have been signs they could steer themselves out of trouble despite being touted as definite candidates for the drop just a few games into their campaign.
Among the Cottagers’ biggest critics while they sat rock-bottom of the table was Carragher, who said he was ‘certain’ they would go down in the wake of their thumping 3-0 loss at home to Aston Villa.
‘Fulham are going down. I’ve never been more certain about anything in my life,’ the ex-Liverpool and England defender back in September.
Fans of Monday Night Football will know Neville never misses an opportunity to get one over on Carragher and the former Manchester United right-back wasted little time in reminding his fellow Sky Sports pundit of his previous comments after Fulham’s famous win.
‘Over to @Carra23 for the final word,’ Neville tweeted along with a clip of Carragher’s bold claim about Fulham earlier this season.
Liverpool’s defeat means they remain stranded down in seventh and four points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea, who have a game in hand on the Merseyside giants.
‘The obvious thing missing was a goal and a clean sheet,’ Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp told BBC Sport after their latest defeat.
‘It was always clear that Fulham would cause us big problems with the situation they are in and the one we are in.
‘It was clear we had to adapt. We started quite well, we were direct and Mo [Salah] caused them problems but we didn’t finish the situations off. Then Fulham were good.
‘Our last line was completely new. We had balls in behind where we had to run a lot because we were not high enough or just not in the right position and we conceded the goal.
‘That has an impact. Usually I would say 1-0 down is not a problem, it is a normal score and is one of three possible scores but of course at the moment for us it is different.
‘We had to step up and the boys did. We started the second half well, created chances and we did not score again.’
‘That’s not a problem. I don’t always have to have the best times.
‘This team is an extreme team. We were extremely successful and now we have an extreme situation as well but we will fight through.’