Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has joked that seeing old rivals Liverpool top of the table is enough to make him want to go and cry in a toilet.
The Reds beat Burnley 2-0 on Boxing Day to climb back above Arsenal, who play their game in hand against West Ham on Thursday.
Darwin Nunez and the returning Diogo Jota got the goals as Jurgen Klopp’s men showed once again that they plan on being in the mix at the top until the end of the season.
Speaking after watching United’s dramatic comeback win over Aston Villa, Evra said when asked about Liverpool’s position on Amazon Prime: ‘I don’t want to answer. We have to be neutral we work on TV.
‘Credit to Liverpool and they deserve it. I think they are a serious contender to win the title.
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Patrice Evra joked that seeing Liverpool go top was enough to make him want to cry
‘We talk a lot about Man City and Arsenal and of course City have two games in hand.
‘Liverpool, I think, they’re back in business. They’re top of the league and the will keep because they’ve got that consistency. They’ve got a great manager.’
Evra and the rest of the United supporters at Old Trafford will have no doubt slept easier after seeing the Red Devils come from 2-0 down to beat high-flying Aston Villa.
Diogo Jota scored the second goal as Liverpool beat Burnley 2-0 on Tuesday evening
Erik ten Hag’s men were 2-0 down at half-time but hit back through a brace from Alejandro Garnacho and a first Premier League goal for Rasmus Hojlund.
United are now five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham, who have played one less game.