Liverpool romped to the league title last season. The Reds stormed to victory in a manner nobody would’ve anticipated after they fell short by just a point the season prior. This weekend Jürgen Klopp’s side claimed a vital point away at Man City. Speaking after the game, Roy Keane raved over Liverpool, backing them to win the league.
Liverpool draw at City
Liverpool earned an impressive point at the Etihad this weekend – something they haven’t managed in their last three outings to Pep Guardiola’s den.
The Reds went ahead early on and justifiably so, Sadio Mane won a pen and Mo Salah duly converted it after a spell of electric football at the start of the game.
Gabriel Jesus leveled things before Kevin de Bruyne missed a penalty, the sides went in level at half time.
The second half was a hard fought, drab affair as both sides settled for a point in such a crucial game.
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Roy Keane on Liverpool
The Reds are just a point off the top of the table despite the tricky start to the season they’ve faced. Man United legend Roy Keane has backed Liverpool to retain the Premier League, telling Sky Sports after the game:
“What I enjoyed most about Liverpool today, as well as their qualities that we know they have and the one or two injuries they have, I always look at teams who have won the league, they have that mindset, the body language, the desire
“I see a lot of that in this Liverpool team and I still think that it’s going to take a lot to stop this team.
“They’re grinding out results, but Jurgen Klopp, in his interview, he’s delighted and thinking that they still turned up here today, with their problems and one or two injuries,Trent getting injured, Milner comes in.
“That’s what winning championships is about, having setbacks, having disappointments but showing a really strong mentality and I saw that today.”
What RTK has to say
Roy Keane praising Liverpool comes as no surprise. Fellow Man United legend Gary Neville recently said that the Reds are playing like Champions at the minute.
Neither United hero is wrong, Jürgen’s Tricky Reds are grinding out good results against good opposition.
They’re nicking points in tough games and getting over the line against determined sides.
If we continue to play the way we are playing then we are well on course to retain the title, we just need to prevent further injuries.