Liverpool on Wednesday signalled a warning not just to their Premier League rivals but to the next team which will face them in the next round of UEFA Champions League. The Anfield outfit was at their sensational best in the final CL group stage fixture as they destroyed the defence of Spartak Moscow netting a whopping seven goals. But despite the remarkable display, Manchester United icon Roy Keane remains unfazed by Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Upon being asked how he feels about Liverpool’s performance, Roy Keane said, “Clearly, they are beating these so-called lesser teams and the same in the Premier League.” Downplaying the stature of Spartak Moscow and rest of the teams that were pooled with Liverpool in the Champions League group stages, the former Manchester United midfielder added, “Liverpool have beaten nobody domestically and in Europe yet.”
Roy Keane, nevertheless, was partially upbeat about Liverpool’s display at Anfield stadium on Wednesday night. He lauded their performance saying that it was a good start for them and their attacking players certainly enjoyed it. But later he went on to say that the big tests are yet to come for Liverpool. “They are neat and tidy but we know what they are like defensively. Come the end of the season when the prizes are being given out, Liverpool will be nowhere near,” Keane said during a chat with ITV Football.
Earlier, the final game of the Champions League group stages against the Russian side turned out to be a massive entertainer for the Liverpool loyalists. Philippe Coutinho was unstoppable in the game as he bagged a fine hattrick while Sadio Mane was on the scoresheet twice. Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah were the others who completed the 7-0 rout of Moskva.