Roy Keane has hit out at Liverpool following their 2-2 draw with Sevilla in their first Champions League game of the season, claiming that Europe’s elite clubs will be laughing at them.
The Reds have struggled in the past against Sevilla, but they did manage to put up a solid attacking display against the Spanish side on Wednesday night. However, the story was the exact opposite on the other half of the pitch, as their defence put up a shockingly poor display in front of their home fans.
Sevilla scored the first goal of the game through an average cross that went past three standstill Liverpool defenders and straight into Wissam Ben Yedder, who coolly slotted past Karius.
The Spanish club’s second was even more embarrassing for the Reds, as they tore them apart and scored with a quick move from a throw in, that saw Correa find himself in acres of space to level the scores.
Keane held nothing back, as he slammed the Anfield club, claiming their ‘schoolboy’ defending is one of the reasons why they stand no chance of winning the ‘big prizes’ this season.
The Republic of Ireland assistant manager told ITV: “This sums up Liverpool in a nutshell, and why they’re not going to win any big prizes. Just switching off from a throw in, leads to the equaliser. In such an important game, at such an important moment.
“Experienced players just switching off. It must drive the manager crazy as it’s just schoolboy defending. It’s the easiest part of football… just switching on. Liverpool did all the hard stuff really well, in terms of creating chances, pace, power and quality going forward, but Liverpool can’t seem to do the easy things.
“Liverpool can forget about winning the Champions League. I mean, they should have enough to get through the group, but in the knockout stages against the Real Madrid and all these boys, they’ll be laughing at Liverpool.”
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