Roy Keane tears into Liverpool as Man Utd hero goes on explosive rant after Man City clash

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Former Manchester United star Roy Keane tore into Liverpool after they shipped four goals at home to Premier League leads Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp’s defending champions are now 10 points off the top of the table.

Ilkay Gundogan missed a first half penalty but still bagged a brace – either side of a Mohamed Salah penalty.

Alisson gifted the City midfielder his second goal by giving away possession at the edge of his own box.

The Brazilian made a similar mistake three minutes later by passing the ball to Bernardo Silva and he set up Raheem Sterling.

Phil Foden added a fourth late on to all-but end Liverpool’s title hopes.

And Sky Sports pundit Keane went off at the Reds after the match.

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“We spoke before the game – they are making a lot of excuses. To me they’ve been bad champions,” he fumed.

“You can lose a game of football but…I can’t figure this group out. Looking at them, even during the week Brighton were comfortable, you can get beaten in a game – there’s a way to be beaten. But I don’t see that.

“I think maybe they’ve believe the hype over the last year or two. We spoke about there would be some sort of drop off but they’re playing for a big team in Liverpool. Almost if they won the league last year and got a big carried away, believe their own hype they’re going to beat teams.

“In my mindset when you’ve won a league title you’re next challenge is ‘can we do it again’. I never got the impression from this squad/group, from their interviews, even from the manager last year when they won it were they saying ‘what’s the next step for Liverpool?’. No. Almost let’s enjoy this.


“Obviously it was a long wait, 30 years, but I never heard any of the players come out and say ‘I want to do it again’. That’s the key.

“Now they’re talking about trying to get in the top four…from winning the league last year. The top four is now where our targets are?

“They’re a huge club. They have to deal with setbacks [Virgil van Dijk]. Is that not part of the game. If players were fit the whole time it would be fantastic.

“You could look at Man City and say they’re missing their two best players. They’ve come to Liverpool – who have a strong team, I know the two centre halves are missing but they still had their best attacking players on the pitch, still had their best goalkeeper available, they still have international players in available. And after the game I think Klopp said the keeper’s feet were cold.

“That’s a new one. I know it’s tongue-in-cheek a little but it’s excuses after excuses. Klopp said earlier City had a break because of the virus, missed two days training. It just goes on and on and on.

“You want a reaction from Liverpool’s performance against Brighton. You go to United in the FA Cup, they shipped seven earlier in the season to Villa. With Van Dijk.

“You could say it’s a one off, a freak season, it’s Corona. Just get on with it. Perform like champions.

“You’re Liverpool football club it will be another 30 years before you win the league title. Trust me.”

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