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Roy Keane: I wouldn't watch Liverpool if they were playing in my back garden

Keane: I wouldn't watch Liverpool if they were playing in my back garden

02/11/2017 at 09:42Updated 02/11/2017 at 11:01

Roy Keane has blasted Liverpool’s style of play after their 3-0 Champions League win over Maribor, saying he wouldn’t watch them ‘even if they were playing in his back garden’.

The former Manchester United captain believes Jurgen Klopp’s men will not get close to winning anything at the end of the season, despite goals from Mohamed Salah, Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge rounding off a second straight 3-0 win at Anfield, following Saturday’s victory over Huddersfield.

Liverpool now need just one win from their remaining two group games to progress to the knockout stages, but Keane, the Republic of Ireland assistant manager, remains unconvinced.

"It's hard to figure out Liverpool at the moment," he told ITV .

"It's hard to get excited about them. To me, they are going nowhere fast.

"They're neat and tidy, but defensively... come the end of the season when the prizes are being given out, Liverpool will be nowhere near them.

" If Liverpool were playing out in my back garden, I wouldn't watch them. They're just drifting. Drifting nowhere."

Liverpool are sixth in the Premier League – three points behind Arsenal, but 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester City – and face West Ham this weekend.

Philippe Coutinho (hip), Dejan Lovren (thigh), and Gini Wijnaldum (ankle) are all injury concerns.

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