Legends Heated Debate
The weekend’s footballing action was overshadowed by the excitements in the Sky Sports studios as ex professionals Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher went head to head in their post match analysis at Anfield on Sunday. The ex Manchester United captain (Keane) and Liverpool legend (Carragher) had a heated debate regarding the current United team and Manager Solskjaer after the match between Liverpool and Manchester United.
The after match analysis debate between the two ex legends has been regarded by many footballing fans as the highlight of the weekend. The ex legends were at logger heads after Liverpool’s victory against United. Keane who was passionately trying to defend ex team mate Solskjaer, suggested that the United Boss should be given more time at the helm. Carragher then interjected and accused Keane of not having the same energy towards Mourinho when he was manager at United which triggered Keane.
I have watched the clips on YouTube multiple times and it’s nothing short of entertaining (it will crack you up….trust me). Patrice Evra who was also part of the punditry panel took a swipe at Carragher by stating that Man United had not won the league for 7 years since the departure of Alex Ferguson whereas it’s taken Liverpool the best part of 30 years to come close to winning the premier league (remember the season is not done yet). To be honest Roy Keane was clearly being biased in his defence of Solskjaer as he has slated a lot of managers in the past with better records and performances than his buddy.
The game itself was a one sided affair with the home side in full control from start to finish. Liverpool outclassed United in every sense of the word and the gulf between the two clubs couldn’t be any clearer. Man United were without Rashford (injury) but even if he did play the outcome would have been the same to be honest. This is testament to the great work Klopp has done with this group of players. The dominant champions had too much quality for a very weak and tame United side.
Van Dijk who provides Liverpool with that immovable stability in defence opened the scoring through a header in the 14th minute before Salah finished off the game with virtually the last kick of the match in the 93rd minute. The Egyptian magician broke free on the counter and calmly slotted the ball past the on rushing De Gea. The Liverpool players celebrated Salah’s goal like they’d won the league. The players mobbed Salah after he scored and the stadium was filled with euphoria (they need to hand them that trophy now and write-off the rest of the games this season cause it’s a done deal).
No wonder Roy Keane was angry, he can’t bare to see such dominance from the old United rival. I’m certain all United supporters would have been annoyed by the result against Liverpool but I think it’s fair to say Manchester United’s days and years of being the front runners are well and truly over. Liverpools closest challengers all dropped points this weekend after Manchester City drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace and Leicester lost 2-1 away to Burnley.
Steady on Lads……it’s only FOOTBALL!!!