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Roy Keane calls Virgil van Dijk out on his ‘arrogance’ after post-match interview

Roy Keane criticized Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk for displaying “arrogance” in his post-match interview following the 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool captain Virgil Van Dijk told Sky Sports that there was “only one team trying to win the game,” implying that the visitors, who were under pressure, were content with securing a point.

Former United skipper Keane, now a Sky pundit, immediately responded to Van Dijk’s remarks, saying: “We heard Van Dijk speaking there, obviously a lot of arrogance coming out of him, dissing United like that.

“He needs to be reminded himself, he’s playing for a club that’s won one title in 30-odd years.

“He said only one team wanted to win, Man United are buzzing with the point. Man United are in a difficult place, like Liverpool have been in a difficult place for many a year. So maybe that bit of arrogance backfired on him today.”

Keane believes van Dijk should respect clubs like Man United

Pundit Daniel Sturridge attempted to defend Van Dijk, but Keane reiterated and stood firm in his criticism.

“That’s arrogance,” the Irishman said. “He says ‘Man United were buzzing’, ‘Only one team came to play’. I came here many a time when I was at United, when Liverpool were in a tough place and they were happy with a draw.

“Sometimes players need a reminder, when they’re playing for clubs like Liverpool and everyone’s saying Man United are this and that – United are in a bad place, but for many a year Man United were in a good place. I wouldn’t be disrespecting clubs like he is.”

He continued: “Yeah, we were all expecting a (Liverpool win)… you still have to go and do it. That’s what great teams do and teams that win championships every year do – the Man City, the Man Utds, the Liverpool of the ’80s.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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