From a quick counter attack, Mo Salah steamed up the pitch and with options either side he chose to go it alone and smashed the ball into the net to end a recent goal drought.
Neville's fellow co-commentator and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher admitted he was surprised Salah didn't lay the ball off given his poor form in front of goal.
"I think the first half was hard because we made it hard", the No.4, who captained the side from the start, told Liverpoolfc.com post-match.
"Mo Salah could not pass for his goal", Klopp said in a post-match news conference.
Milner and Henderson came on for Alexander-Arnold and Wijnaldum and it provided extra energy for the reds just as the tide was starting to turn. "But I never felt so sure that Liverpool were going to win a game as I was tonight".
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Liverpool fans were starting to wonder if the Egypt global would ever end his drought, but there was never any doubt really.
Manchester City have a game in hand on their title rivals, with Neville suggesting both will drop points amid a hectic fixture list in April.
Liverpool have conceded 30 goals in their 33 games in the league so far this season, a record better than every other side in the division.
"We have 82 points now, that is massive in this insane league and everyone is waiting for us", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp told Sky Sports.
"In the second half I thought we showed why we are top of the league and challenging for the Premier League".
He had not scored for eight matches, his worst run at Liverpool, but his 80th-minute intervention could not have been better-timed.
The fact that Liverpool are even competing with Man City for this title is a remarkable achievement in itself, whilst also bringing entertainment to the top of the Premier League table. There are just three months between seasons and once we get underway in August again, the whole cycle starts again and the previous season is quickly forgotten. "My first goal in nine games, his [Henderson's] first goal in 20 games!"