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Klopp Hits Back At Man United Legend Keane Over Liverpool Comments

Klopp Hits Back At Man United Legend Keane Over Liverpool Comments

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has rejected Roy Keane’s suggestion his side had ‘sloppy’ moments in their win against Arsenal at Anfield on Monday night.

The Reds came from a goal down to win 3-1 to record their third straight win.

Mishearing what the United legend and Sky Sports pundit had said about his team, Klopp insisted his side’s performance had been “absolutely exceptional”.

Asked to reveal by Sky Sports what he liked about Liverpool’s display as they defeated the Gunners, Klopp responded: “Everything! Did Mr Keane say we had a sloppy performance tonight?”

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Interjecting, Keane clarified: “I think they gave up one or two opportunities, but they’d be disappointed with it.”

“Can you say that this was a sloppy performance tonight?” continued Klopp.

 “I’m not sure if I heard it right, but maybe he was speaking about another game as it can’t be this game. Sorry, that’s an incredible description of this game.

“This was absolutely exceptional. Nothing was sloppy, absolutely nothing. From the first second we were dominant against a team in form, 100 per cent in form, and you have to be careful for the counter-attacks.

“Alisson had to make one save, they had two balls in behind that we cannot avoid and you need a goalkeeper for that, but the football we played was exceptional. For this game, there’s nothing bad to say.”

Keane: “I said there were sloppy moments, but I said your team were outstanding. I’ve been giving the club nothing but praise so I’m not sure you’ve heard me correctly there.”

Klopp: “I heard the word ‘sloppy’, that’s all, so I imagined you must have watched the wrong game.”

Keane: “You need to watch the rest of it.”

Klopp: “I will watch it back, 100 per cent.”

After the interview concluded, Keane then remarked: “Very sensitive, isn’t he? Imagine if they’d lost!”

“It was a good night for Liverpool. There was never really any doubt. I know they had one or two chances in the second half, but Liverpool were by far the better team.

“We’ll probably give Arsenal a little bit of credit for the fact they stayed in the game. But overall Liverpool certainly deserved the victory.

“…It was a good night’s work for Liverpool, who were by far the better team. There were one or two scares but they deserved the win. They’re like a machine and one of the fittest teams around. They like to suffocate teams. It’s never easy to score goals but they managed three tonight, four against Leeds. It got a little bit sloppy at the back but it’s job done.

“Arsenal are always a threat going forward but their issues have always been at the back. The opening goal is soft and would’ve given Arsenal plenty of encouragement.”

“I have to say that now Klopp has had a go at me.”

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  • Olusegun.B. 10 months ago

    It’s clear the when a Manchester United legend like Keane is talking about Liverpool’s sloppy performance, it’s because his old club isn’t in the spotlight as it should. He needs to know that this what transition really means. Liverpool didn’t win the league for 30 years and Manchester United took over and Liverpool didn’t complain. Now it’s Liverpool’s time so he better suck it up

    • Roy Keane thinks he is the only one that knows how to talk and criticize. A sensitive person calling another man sensitive. So now he is pained that Klopp lashed out at him. Am I the only one that thinks he takes his analysis too far.

    • Yes so. No more Howard Webb and Alex Ferguson to help Man U stroll to the league win. Man U legends are obviously pained at the Kop’s dominance of everything at the moment, but the league is Liverpool’s to loose for the next 2 seasons. It’s going to be a hat trick of league wins and UCL victories while Ole’s boys struggle it out with teams like Young Boys in the Europa. YNWA.

  • Emecco 10 months ago

    Roy Keane just didnt disappoint, talking down other clubs, most of former Man U players would do the same cos they have been behaving like that bf, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes etc are all fond of casting aspersions on Man U ‘s rival clubs.