Roy Keane weighs in on Liverpool after Sevilla match
A club like Real Madrid “will be laughing at Liverpool” in the latter stages of the Champions League unless they address their defensive issues, says Roy Keane. We all know that the Irishman is not afraid to let his opinion be known. This time he was commenting on the defensive weekness of Liverpool.
This was obvious as they were unable to keep the back door bolted come back to haunt them once again in a meeting with Sevilla on Wednesday, as the Spaniards left Anfield with a 2-2 draw.
Roberto Firmino’s penalty miss did Jurgen Klopp’s side few favours on the night, but it was their current struggles at the back which finally cost them two valuable points.
Keane believes that Liverpool have enough going forward to see them into the knockout rounds, but has warned that the very best are unlikely to fear a disjointed outfit as the battle for continental supremacy intensifies.
The Manchester United legend told ITV:
Ben Yedder opened the scoring for Sevilla on Merseyside, while Joaquin Correa struck a 72nd-minute equaliser.
Keane believes the second effort from the visitors encapsulates Liverpool at the moment, with the Reds defence reduced to a spectator role as they were carved open.
The Irishman added:
Liverpool will be back in action on Saturday against Burnley, when they will be looking to put a 5-0 Premier League mauling at the hands of Manchester City behind them.
Klopp’s side will then be heading out on the road in their next European fixture, with a trip to Spartak Moscow awaiting them on September 26.