Jurgen Klopp was livid with Man Utd legend when he called Liverpool ‘sloppy’


There’s always fireworks whenever Roy Keane is on punditry duty.

Whether it be on Sky Sports or ITV, the Manchester United legend delivers pure TV gold on a regular basis and it’s part of the reason why he’s such a popular figure among football fans these days.

At the start of the 2020/21 season, when Premier League football was unfortunately behind-closed-doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Keane lived up to his reputation and made the coverage of Liverpool versus Arsenal on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football as entertaining as possible.

It was a game the Reds won 3-1 at Anfield, with goals from Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota cancelling out Alexandre Lacazette’s opener.

Overall, Liverpool were pretty darn convincing on the night but Keane – like he always seems to do – thought different to everyone else and labelled Jurgen Klopp‘s side “sloppy”.

The Liverpool boss overheard Keane’s rather brutal assessment of the performance when he came live-on-air for his post-match interview and the German just couldn’t keep silent about it.

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A slightly bemused Klopp said: “Did I hear right that Mr. Keane said we had a sloppy performance tonight? I could hear you already. Did he say that?”

Keane replied: “I think they gave up one or two opportunities that they’d be disappointed with.”

Klopp, who was still slightly confused, added: “Did he say that? ‘This was a sloppy performance tonight?’

“I’m not sure I heard it right. Maybe he was talking about another game. Cannot be this game, sorry. That’s an incredible description of this game. That was absolutely exceptional – nothing was sloppy. Absolutely nothing. From the first second dominant against a team in form.

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“About this game tonight, there’s nothing bad to say.”

Keane responded: “I said there were sloppy moments but I think you’ve been outstanding. I’ve been giving the club nothing but praise, so I’m not sure if you heard me correctly there.”

Watch footage of Klopp and Keano’s famous head-to-head here…

You just can’t beat a clash between two footballing titans on live TV, can you?

Once the fiery interview was over, Keane cheekily said to Dave Jones inside the studio: “Very sensitive, Jesus. Imagine if he’d lost.”

Video: Keane’s cheeky response to Klopp’s interview

You absolutely love to see it!

Even Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher had a smile on his face throughout.

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