Kelly Cates’ Gary Neville dig goes viral as she rubs salt in the wound after Liverpool 7-0 United

She's well happy with that one, and rightly so — just look at that grin.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 6th March 2023

There was plenty of ruthless analysis during the Super Sunday analysis of Man United’s devastating 7-0 defeat to Liverpool, but Kelly Cates’ dig at Gary Neville might have been the coldest of all.

Co-commentators Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher joined the rest of the Sky Sports team back in the studio to pick apart United’s extremely poor performance after the final whistle blew when Cates decided to hone in on Neville’s supposed comments at half-time.

Former Liverpool star Graeme Souness claimed that “Gary said off the air that he thought Liverpool played badly today”, which the United legend obviously denied but did admit that he believed United were “the better team”.

Nevertheless, the ever-prepared presenter wasted no time in preying on Neville’s apparent appraisal, closing the show with a mic-drop that saw the entire room erupt in laughter.

Cates with a perfectly delivered dig at Neville

Cates, herself a Liverpool fan, was clearly pleased as punch with her quick bit of wit, grinning from ear-to-ear along with Sounness and Carra.


Neville did explain prior to the quip that he felt the second half was more about “Manchester United’s capitulation” than it was about Liverpool playing incredibly.

He argued that he has seen them play some scintillating football in the past few years and have “put in some of the best performances [he’s] ever seen”, but insisted that “they’re still not back anywhere near that” in what has been a faltering season for the Scousers.


Either way, the end result was the same: Neville left red-faced and on the receiving end of bragging rights for the latest Northwest derby, at least. Safe to say it wasn’t a great day to be in the gantry:

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Unsurprisingly, Liverpool fans and neutrals alike were amused by the clip, with one person labelling her “the best in the business”, another joking, “Kelly Cates scoring the 8th”, while a third said: “I may have been in love with Kelly Cates before yesterday, but this confirms it. You can tell whose daughter she is.”

For anyone unaware, the 47-year-old’s dad is Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish and despite usually managing to maintain her impartiality, has admitted in the past that Liverpool will always be her club.


United still remain above their historic rivals in the Premier League table but the home team won’t care one bit for the next few days and, presumably, neither will she — or Man City fans, for that matter.

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