Gary Neville revealed he was baffled by Leicester City’s performance against Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday. Jamie Vardy put the Foxes 1-0 up against the Reds in 28 minutes at the King Power Stadium before Danny Drinkwater doubled their lead before the break.
Vardy added his second and Leicester’s third after the break before Philippe Coutinho bagged a late consolation for his side.
The goals are the first scored by Leicester in six league fixtures, and Neville explained he cannot understand how players can “flick the switch like that”.
Speaking on Sky Sports, the former Manchester United defender said: “Players will decide when they want to play and they have decided tonight. They’ve broken their running stats tonight.
“Claudio Ranieri will be thinking where was that two weeks ago? I don’t quite get how players can flick the switch like that”.
Neville added that Liverpool have been “woeful”, and have “disturbed” the away side by coming out the traps so quickly.
But ultimately he does not understand why there is a sudden change in the way the Foxes, who currently under the leadership of caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare, played in the first 45 minutes.
The Red Devils legend’s co-presenter, Jamie Carragher, agreed with Neville, pointing out that there has been a huge difference in Vardy’s performance. He added that he too is “lost for words”.
Neville also spoke about the Foxes ahead of the fixture, where he accused the players of coming across as “wholly dishonest” following Claudio Ranieri’s sacking.
“The route from owner to player, around a manager’s future, is not a chain of command. It should never be available,” said the treble winner on Sky Sports.
“In the last few days, a couple of players have spoken – and they are stitching themselves up.
“There are a couple more who I would like to hear from.”
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