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Gary Neville happy to know Klopp enjoys his punditry

There was clearly no hard feelings as Gary Neville saw the funny side of Jurgen Klopp's light-hearted jibe about the former player's opinionated take on the game.

Delighted he's listening! - Neville sees the funny side of Klopp's cheeky jibe

Gary Neville clearly didn't take offence to Jürgen Klopp's good-natured observation that the former Manchester United defender-turned pundit "has an opinion on everything" and replied in kind.

Klopp, proud of how society is dealing with coronavirus crisis

United legend Neville has been particularly vocal during the coronavirus pandemic and cast doubt over the Premier League's 'Project Restart' plans to resume the top flight in June. Klopp's high-flying Liverpool enjoyed a 25-point lead over nearest rivals Manchester City before the league was forced to stop temporarily and the German was asked about life in lockdown during an interview with BBC's Football Focus. "I didn't learn a lot during lockdown except Gary Neville has an opinion on absolutely everything. It's incredible!" Klopp said with a chuckle. "So no, I didn't learn a lot but I have known myself for 52 years. I know I can deal with difficult situations before and this is a difficult situation not only for me and my family but for everybody on this planet. I am quite proud of how we as a society are dealing with it. We as human beings are not perfect so we make mistakes but I think we have understood a lot more of how we are all connected to each other. That is something good."

Neville clearly saw the funny side and, after being tagged into a story carrying the comments, replied on Twitter to say: "Delighted he's been listening!!"

Klopp bumps into Gerrard in Formby

Klopp also spoke about his socially distant chance encounter with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. "For four and a half years I lived in this city and I had never met him," Klopp added. "I knew where he lived, I live in the house he built and Brendan Rodgers bought and we rent but it had never happened. I saw him for sure, walking with his kids and missus. We always keep distant, yeah. But it was nice. I admired him as a player and met him as a guy here and he is a great guy so it was great to see him."