Manchester United legend and pundit Roy Keane has slammed Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk for his disrespectful comment on Man United after 0-0 draw at Anfield, MySportDab reports.
Manchester United defied the odds to salvage a point against Liverpool in a strongly-contested clash at Anfield.
Liverpool recorded numerous attempts on target but could not make anything happen as United sat to back to defend and neutralize the hosts’ offensives.
The last time Manchester United visited Anfield, it was a 7-0 drubbing. With their current dismal start to the season, Liverpool were tipped to carry the day.
But United fought their way into the game to salvage a point.
After the game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made a satiric comment on Man United, saying his team had more control of the game than they did during his 7-0 win over the Red Devils last season.
Liverpool skipper Virgil van Dijk also aimed a subtle dig at Man United tactics saying it was Liverpool that fought all through to win the game with the visitors doing little to contest the clash.
van Dijk added Liverpool registered a ‘superior’ performance against the Red Devils and it was a bit unsettling that United were even ‘buzzing’ for salvaging a point against them.
‘’How we played the game, having most of the ball, there was only one team that was trying to win the game, unfortunately it didn’t happen,’ said Van Dijk. ‘We were superior in all aspects. They are buzzing with a point and we are disappointed.’’
van Dijk comments seemed to have rattled Manchester United legend and pundit Roy Keane.
Roy Keane described Virgil van Dijk’s comment as ‘arrogant’ and disrespectful,’ and reminded the Dutch that Liverpool have only won one Premier League title in the last 30 years.
‘It’s arrogance. You still have to go out and do it. That’s what the great teams do. Liverpool have won the league once in 30 years. We played Liverpool many times when they were struggling. You find different ways to win a football match.”
Liverpool were overly dominant throughput the game with 34 shots on target but could not break the goal deadlock.
The draw saw the Reds missed out on a chance to go top of the Premier League table, and are now a point behind Arsenal.