Burnley climbed to an impressive eighth place in the Premier League after a 1-0 win away at Crystal Palace on Monday evening thanks to Ben Mee’s second-half header – and Liverpool fans were impressed with a Burnley player.
In a somewhat close affair, Burnley boasted the majority of chances – but no glaring chances were created by either side until Ashley Westwood curled a free-kick into the box, before Mee headed home.
Though the former Manchester City defender’s header was excellent, Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita will not want to see replays. The Spaniard gets a hand to the ball, but failed to keep the ball out of the net.
Burnley’s second win in two games – after a 1-0 victory over Watford – has seen them climb into a lofty eighth place and into contention for Europa League qualification, strengthening Sean Dyche’s keenness for funding.
Still only 20 years of age, England Under-21 international McNeil is now one of the first names on Dyche’s team sheet. He has had a hand in 16 goals during his 60 Burnley outings, and is rated at £35million (Bleacher Report).
Liverpool supporters applauded winger McNeil as Burnley clocked up a second straight win. Adam Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri have been linked with an exit, and some Reds fans even discussed McNeil would be a good signing.
For my zero followers (so far): I’d absolutely love for Edwards and co to have a look at McNeil this summer. Great ability on the ball, versatile, tactically strong for his age. Could be the perfect Robbo backup, I think. Just a thought. #LFC
— Shænks (@soffi_0806) June 29, 2020
Only really seen him tonight, so can't really judge him too much, but was really impressed. His work rate, pressing and desire to be on the ball all would fit. Loved the way he looked to provide the outfall to his teammates.
Definitely worth keeping an eye on.
— Benny Bandito ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@bandito_benny) June 29, 2020
I like this lad hes a winger tho unless klopp can transform him. I wouldn't say no to him.tho
— Sean (@sean3648) June 29, 2020
Dwight McNeil is far better than Wilf Zaha.
— Michael Edwards (@MikeEdwardsLFC1) June 29, 2020
Tell me one good reason why we can't sign Dwight McNeil @LFC it makes too much sense
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@SambaRole) June 29, 2020
Think Dwight McNeil is a very good player and would be even better in a team that play more expansive football than Burnley.
— LFC MNad 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@LFC_mnm) June 29, 2020