Former Manchester United star Roy Keane praised Liverpool after their 1-0 win over Man City.
Roy Keane has explained why he thinks the win over Manchester City could be a “turning point” for Liverpool.
The Reds claimed a dramatic 1-0 victory over Man City in the Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. Mohamed Salah scored the only goal of the game in the second half to hand the Reds a much needed win at Anfield.
It was a first win in the top flight for Liverpool since the end of August. Next up for the Reds is another home clash in midweek, this time welcoming West Ham to Anfield.
Late on in the game, Klopp was shown a red card by referee Anthony Taylor for his reaction to a decision not to award a foul on Salah. And in the closing moments, Diogo jota was forced to be stretchered off with what appeared to be an injury.
Keane was full of praise for Liverpool’s performance against Man City. The former Manchester United star went on to explain how the victory showed how much the Reds players cared.
“Brilliant from Liverpool, finding a way to win a game of football, they deserved it,” Keane told Sky Sports.
“City did run out of ideas but Liverpool hung in there, probably should’ve scored earlier, had a big bit of luck with the decision.
“They’re talking about Jurgen Klopp and it being the end for Liverpool, certainly not.
“You can see the passion and emotion, he got a red card, huge day for Liverpool, massive three points. You couldn’t begrudge them.”
“It was a big lift for the club,” Keane added. “Players, the manager have been heavily criticised and rightly so after their start to the season following the standards they’ve set in recent seasons.
“This could be a turning point for them, it was the way they won the game, I don’t think there was any necessary quality, there was an edge, intensity, question marks over the team in the last week or two.
They’ve had a good week, scoring seven at Rangers, a boost for the attacking players.
“Brighton came here and scored three, to keep a clean sheet against Man City you would never have thought that, you’d think if they was going to win the game, they’d have to do it by two or three goals.
They were tenacious, great atmosphere, Klopp getting sent off, it shows how much they care.
“How they got over the line was quite ugly, Salah had a chance but then the goal he scores – shocking defending form Man City lets be fair – I think it’s more than three points.”