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.
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.
“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…
— GiveMeSport Football (@GMS__Football) September 28, 2020
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
Dave 🗣 “Sensitive these managers aren’t they?”
Roy 🗣 “Very sensitive, Jesus. Imagine if he lost”
Roy Keane after Jurgen Klopp bites back at him 🤣 pic.twitter.com/ITY48Yg8pY
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 28, 2020
You absolutely love to see it!
Even Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher had a smile on his face throughout.
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