In light of Klopp complaining about the Neville brothers, I'm wondering who you think are the best and worst pundits.
I actually think Gary Neville is a good one, offers some good football insight, which is what you want from a pundit - not just hot air and hyperbole. There's just obviously an anti-Liverpool aura about him, unsurprisingly. But I'd say he's my best.
Worst is probably Paul Merson, the bloke can't even speak properly let alone offer any valuable information.
Honourable mentions: Ian Wright - Just good fun. Jeff Stelling - Not sure whether to count him as a pundit or not, I guess he isn't really, but still a legend.
Dishonourable mentions: Owen Hargreaves - Literally everything is phenomenal, incredible or the best thing in the world. Mark Lawrenson -
G Neville's decent. Hansen was good. I've got a decent amount of time for Savage, he talks some bollocks and he's an arse, but he does provide some good stuff too and provides a bit of a different perspective to many. Dixon was good, but haven't seen much of him lately. I like Danny Murphy. I also have time for Jenas. I wouldn't class Stelling as a pundit but he's very likeable.
Shearer is tedious. Lawrenson is horrendous... he probably could be good if he put a bit of effort in and stopped thinking he was clever and funny. He's neither. Phil Neville's punditry could be used as a general anesthetic. Almost anyone associated with ITV are awful. Tim Dellor and Adie Williams are both poor.
Gary Birtles spouts some utter sh*te, and Gerry Armstrong is far from brilliant where La Liga is concerned. Worst by a mile is Paul "argh, me toof's fawlen aat" Merson though. Seriously bad and only really famous for introducing the term "Desmond" to proceedings.
Best - I admit to really liking Gary Neville. Where football tactics and analysis are concerned, he is genuinely insightful. People beat him up for his failed stint at Valencia but I question whether anyone will be able to succeed at the Mestalla given the internal situation there, and the impatient nature of their supporters. Give him an English club to manage and I'll put my house on him succeeding.
Agreed on Owen Hargreaves. When a team goes 1-0 they're the best team in the World ever. When they go 2-1 down they're the most shambolic team ever. I wish he'd look at the bigger picture in a 90 minute football match rather than just sensationalise for a few minutes.
Andy Hinchcliffe is also awful. He gives his opinion on a challenge, says it's a clear foul. The replay shows otherwise but he never corrects himself, he's just stubborn and sticks with his original opinion. Some other pundits do this mind.
Also, Robbie Savage. He just can't say Ibrahimovic.
Commentator rather than pundit but Jonathan Pearce winds me up. On MOTD last night when Liverpool nearly scored a second in the first half he said "2-0 and the game would have been over" Can you not think of a match in the whole history of football that might make that a silly comment JP?