The Merseysiders had just fired blanks against Stoke City before falling to a defeat at the hands of Bolton Wanderers. But they came back to secure a 2-2 result against Manchester City and dump them out of the League Cup before sending their arch-rivals United out of the FA Cup.
Daniel Agger opened the scoring by putting the home side ahead, while Park Ji-Sung equalised to put both sides on level terms. But despite having significant possession, Sir Alex Ferguson's charges were unable to hold on for a draw as Dirk Kuyt's late goal saw Kenny Dalglish's men progress further in the competition.
"It seems as though he was angry at the professionalism of individuals and perhaps felt there was a lack of respect for the club [in the team's performance against Bolton]," Neville wrote in his column for The Mail on Sunday.
"But in the last seven days he has got the reaction he wanted, with a win in the Carling Cup semi-final and now the victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup. It has been an incredible turnaround."
Liverpool take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Tuesday.
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