Gary Neville Blasts 'Soft' Liverpool Fans on Twitter as He Bemoans 'Scary' Future of Football

Published on: 17 October 2016

The derby between Liverpool and Manchester United is supposed to be one of the most enthralling and frenetic fixtures in English football calendar.

It didn't quite live up to all the build-up as the two sides drew 0-0 on Monday night, but Gary Neville was more concerned with an off field concern rather than the dull proceedings on it.

Mobile phones capturing goals or moments of interest at games has become present at almost all football games in the twenty-first century, and Neville posted an image on Twitter criticising Liverpool supporters for welcoming Jose Mourinho by taking pictures of the former Chelsea and Real Madrid head coach.

Welcome to Anfield

It's probably fair to suggest Mourinho will have been expecting a more hostile reception from the Liverpool faithful, as the 53-year-old has had some controversial moments against Liverpool in the past as Chelsea boss.

The atmosphere wasn't as raucous as matches between Liverpool and Manchester United have been in the past,with very little feisty incidents occurring on the pitch.

United's Ander Herrera tried to instil some hostility into the match by consistently mouthing off to referee Anthony Taylor whenever he was touched or made an infringement, but no other characters, not even Marouane Fellaini, seemed to be as up for it as the Spaniard.

It wasn't a dig at Liverpool actually. Its scary for all football . @premierleague @FA

During the days of Neville, Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard, games between the two sides rarely passed without incident but, with fans like these, it seems feisty atmospheres could be on the way out of the Premier League.