This weekend Liverpool put an end to a bad run of form which saw them lose three games in four. The Reds swept Bournemouth aside to restore normalcy. The following day, before Chelsea v Everton, Roy Keane aimed a sly dig at Adam Lallana following his FA Cup performance.

Roy Keane has aimed a sly dig at Adam Lallana.

Roy Keane has aimed a sly dig at Adam Lallana. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Roy Keane has gained a reputation as a sharp tongued, no-nonsense, undiplomatic pundit.

We can’t lie, we quite enjoy his style of analysis. Too often these days do we see experts treading too lightly for fear of upsetting a player or risking backlash on social media.

Keane has thrown caution to the wind and has been nigh on vitriolic at times, we are particularly big fans of his ‘he’s not a good goalkeeper’ rant about Jordan Pickford.

Speaking before the Chelsea v Everton match, Roy Keane had a dig at Adam Lallana when analysing Billy Gilmour. Telling SkySports:

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“Everton will be tougher test than the Liverpool game [for Billy Gilmour], I think Lallana was in midfield and my daughters probably stronger than [him].”

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Har har har. Very funny Roy.

This is the same Adam Lallana that netted a late equaliser at Old Trafford this season.

In fairness, we can see where he is coming from – even if he is coming on a bit strong.

Lallana simply wasn’t good enough against The Chels. He was playing as a deep lying midfielder and in that role we need more steel in the challenge, he was instead played off the park by Billy Gilmour – you can’t let a teenager bully you like that in a big game.

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