Happy Monday Night Football, er, night, everybody.
Neville and Carragher are back on our screens tonight ahead of Bournemouth/Manchester City, and are holding up their end of the bargain in a realm in which Match of the Day dropped the ball this weekend.
Both analysed one of the weekend's biggest games: Liverpool's win at home to Spurs. Carragher managed to avoid exulting in Liverpool's first victory of 2017, and instead analysed where Tottenham went wrong, putting it in the wider context of Spurs' miserable record way to the top six under Mauricio Pochettino.
What's the issue? It's not like Spurs aren't good enough to compete: they've beaten Chelsea and Man City at home this season, and drawn with Liverpool. Away from home, however, they've lost to Chelsea and Liverpool, along with Man United and drawn with Arsenal. They prop up the top six mini-league.
Carragher was aghast at their lacklustre effort at Anfield on Saturday evening, saying their lack of aggression and poor work ethic was "embarrassing". Their problem was quite simple, according to Carragher: they were too easily beaten in fifty-fifty duels, were not intense enough, and were caught dallying too often on the ball. Not exactly revolutionary analysis, but accurate nonetheless.
Tottenham began kicking Liverpool in the second-half. No problem. But why not from the start!? Remember the game you're playing!
These are vices not associated with Pochettino's Spurs, and are usually used to analyse their cross-city rivals. This was not lost on Carragher.
Rec309 by yossarianlives5