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Roy Keane Couldn’t Believe How Badly Alberto Moreno Played Vs. Sevilla

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Roy Keane was in the mood to hammer Liverpool’s defensive frailties again after Tuesday’s Champions League collapse against Sevilla.

Jurgen Klopp’s side let slip a three-goal lead at the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium against their Spanish opponents to draw 3-3, meaning that they still have to get something from their final group game against Spartak Moscow next month to guarantee progression to the next round.

In particular, left-back Alberto Moreno came under some heavy criticism for his part in Liverpool’s downfall – analysing the game for ITV sport on Wednesday night, Keane saw the Spanish international’s disastrous second half as “pure madness.”

“Moreno is an international player and you look at the free-kick he gave away on their first goal. That has nothing to do with the manager, even though he is still selecting him obviously.

“They have other players in the background. They’ve tried Milner, they’ve brought Robertson in, they obviously don’t fancy him, so this guy keeps getting his game.

“The penalty he gave away, you wouldn’t see a child doing it. It’s madness. You have to say to him at some point, ‘you’re killing us, you’re costing us’.”

Keane also feels that, while Liverpool will continue to win plenty of matches due to their strength in attack, their defensive problems will keep them from winning trophies when it comes to the business end of the season:

“Liverpool will win a lot of football matches, but when it comes to the big games they’re going to come up short because they’ve got a couple of defenders who just aren’t good enough and they’ll always get found out.

“How many times do we have to say it? They have got the hardest part of the game sorted out and that is creating chances and scoring goals. You score three goals away from home and you think it’s job done, but defensively some madness, in particular from one player, cost them.”


On this week’s episode of the Mixer Irish Football Podcast, we’re joined by Burton Albion defender Ryan Delaney to look back on a double-winning season with Cork City, and discuss our Premier Division Team of the Year as voted by you.

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