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Keane, Neville and Souness rip into Man Utd; Klopp fumes at pitch invader in Liverpool’s thrashing

Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Graeme Souness rip into Man Utd while Jurgen Klopp fumes at pitch invader in Liverpool’s thrashing.

Well who saw that result coming? Liverpool picking up a 7-0 victory at Anfield to send Man Utd home absolutely deflated just a week on from their Carabao Cup final win at Wembley.

Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah shared six goals while Roberto Firmino grabbed the seventh with one of the most astonishing drubbings ever seen in Premier League history; and Salah now becomes Liverpool’s record PL goalscorer.

Liverpool are now just three points away from the Champions League spots after a recent revival. It was a special day the many will remember for a long time.

But one thing Klopp wasn’t happy with was a supporter stepping onto the pitch and legged it towards the celebrating players after Firmino found the net.

As the invader approached the footballers, he fell and wiped out Andy Robertson, who was seen holding his ankle in pain and fell to the ground.


Klopp was quick to intervene and quickly chased the fan off the pitch, shouting furiously, fearing that his left-back would be injured.

The German was held back by the lineman who helped the boss calm down.

@projectfootball Jurgen Klopp was seen fuming with the fan as he was escorted off the pitch in Liverpools 7-0 win over Manchester United at Anfield 😬 #liverpool #manchesterunited #anfield #football ♬ black out days – solartunne

@notyouraveragebear83 A fan takes out the left back Robertson 🤦‍♂️🫢🫢 #wow #wtf #why #football #soccer #madness #liverpool #manutd #game #klopp #fans #darwin #firmino #sunday ♬ original sound – 32Waist

Roy Keane, speaking on Sky Sports said: “The thing I’m always wary of with Man United, they won the cup last week, a lot of celebration and of course I’d never begrudge a team of that. But they turned up against West Ham, I’m at the game, and the circus is back in town at Man United.

“I was always wary of that as a player there: Keeping an eye on people, don’t get carried away because you know what this game can do to you.

“I see the players come here today in the second half, having a laugh and a joke. They’re 1-0 down at Anfield and they’re having laugh and a joke with the Anfield staff, goalkeeping coach. I don’t like to see all that rubbish.

“I think that circus can creep back in and the manager and senior players have to keep an eye on that. It was the same against West Ham the other night: A lot of presentations, celebrations. I understand one or two – but not four or five.

“West Ham [in the midweek FA Cup tie] let them off the hook, because they are not good enough.

“Today at half-time, there were players walking down the tunnel having a laugh and a joke. You’re 1-0 down at Anfield, this is a serious business.

“This is big boy stuff and forget all of this laughing and joking rubbish. And in the second half where there are some players throwing the towel in, you don’t expect them to be laughing at the end of the game.”

“I never thought United were back to their very best,” he went on to Sky Sports.

“They’ve had some very good results. They’ve been giving teams chances – Leicester at home, West Ham. Teams have let them off the hook.

“Liverpool didn’t let them off the hook and punished them. That’s where they deserve credit. They were clinical, ruthless. They kept going and wanted more goals.

“The senior players at Man United, the big players, the ones we give a big build-up to, the experienced players – they are the ones who let the club down today.

“When it was three or four, you take your medicine, you take your loss. The way they were so open, the manager tried to make substitutions, they threw the towel in.

“I try and imagine: If I had ever been beaten in a big game like this, I would go into hiding as a player. You would. Never mind a few days, a few months!

“It really is that embarrassing for the players. What can you do? That’s the game. They have to bounce back and they have a big European game in the middle of the week.”

Graeme Souness said Man Utd players are more in the spotlight than at any other club and thinks it could be an issue for some of Ten Hag’s squad.

“Some of the Man Utd players have to look at themselves today,” he told Sky Sports.

“When I played at Liverpool, we always felt that if Man Utd did anything they got far more publicity than they were due.

“It must be an issue playing at Man Utd.

“In Germany, Bayern Munich are known as FC Hollywood. Man Utd are the equivalent in England.

“Playing for Man Utd that same thing applies. You get a lot of publicity and attention, far more than at any other football club.

“You have to have strong senior characters in the dressing room to control that kind of behaviour where lesser lights can get carried away.

“That’s the price of a ticket at Man Utd. It’s difficult being a top player at any top club given the media scrutiny but at United it is on another level, and those players will have to deal with it.”

Player ratings

Liverpool: Alisson (8), Alexander-Arnold (8), Konate (8), Van Dijk (8), Robertson (9), Elliott (9), Fabinho (8), Henderson (8), Salah (10), Nunez (9), Gakpo (9).

Subs: Jota (6), Bajcetic (7), Milner (6), Firmino (8), Jones (n/a).

Man Utd: De Gea (3), Dalot (4), Varane (4), Martinez (4), Shaw (3), Casemiro (4), Fred (4), Fernandes (2), Weghorst (3), Rashford (4), Antony (4).

Subs: McTominay (4), Garnacho (5), Malacia (5), Sabitzer (5), Elanga (n/a).

Player of the match: Mohamed Salah

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking to BBC Sport: “We need results and performances and tonight we got both. The start of the game was super dominant and super flexible.

“A lot of moments in my mind where we were waiting for the right moment. Second half starts like it starts. Two goals, wonderful and from that moment on we were flying. We know the result is a freak but the performance was outstanding and that is what I take.

“A few months ago everyone thought it was a good moment to play Liverpool – you can’t say it publicly but everyone thought it – because they felt we were struggling a lot but now it is less of a good moment, we look much more like ourselves.

“It is important that everyone knows we are here and we are still alive.”

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag, speaking to Sky Sports: “I don’t have an explanation. In the first half we were quite in control. Second half at the start we gave two goals away. There was no team anymore. We didn’t stick to the plan. There were 11 individuals.

“I don’t know, it’s really bad. I have given my opinion [to the players]. It was unprofessional. You always have to stick together as a team. We didn’t do that. There was no discipline. You have can setbacks but you have to stick together and do your job.

“We made the wrong decisions. That for me is unprofessional. I’m really disappointed and angry. We let our fans down. As a squad, as a team, you cannot allow this. You have to stick together and support each other and fight for each other. You have to defend. We didn’t do that and for me that is really unprofessional.

“We have made a lot of progress but you see what happens when you don’t keep standards. What I have said in the dressing room is that this is unacceptable. But also it is only one game. We will bounce back. This team is strong enough and we will reset and bounce back.”

This is what fans said as Keane, Neville and Souness rip into Man Utd…

@callum816: Souness may be even more insufferable than Carragher which says alot

@Bruceball007: Can’t stand Souness but he’s spot on. How can Liverpool “not even play that well,” when they won 7-0 and it could’ve been 10 Mr Neville. “You’re live on Liverpool tv” while him and keane are legit in the studio

@wearz: I’m not a Man U or Liverpool fan but Gary Neville has just embarrassed himself in front of millions

@JamesHa19293771: Gary is right. It was a freak second half. Not many teams ship 6 in 45 mins. But equally you can’t say Liverpool were not brilliant. They were outstanding.

@yorkshireboy14: TBH Neville is right nobody expected that today including Sky pundits .over the last few months as he said they have been very good and they were never going to win the league anyway .

@JonathanBrook84: Why does it look like Carragher and Neville have had to bring their dads’ into school to undergo mediation with Kelly Cates trying to resolve a playground dispute? Comedy gold 😂

@kpwhitu0: It was a freak of a game. Utd poor, based on good recent form. Liverpool good, compared to poor form this season. Souness needs to get a grip.

@mr_noir_1976: Sourness is far to biased to be taken seriously, both Neville and Keane call Man Utd out when they are poor, they don’t hide behind their love of the club, on this occasion what Neville is saying is fair, over the last few weeks performances and results, NO ONE saw this result coming

@eoghankel: Souness is right Neville commentary was a joke at least he has an excuse he’s a Manchester United fan , Martin Tyler on the other hand should be neutral I thought he was going to top himself at one point @SkyFootball

@Haz_Jones710: United totally disgraceful in that second half and shocking result. But Jesus Christ, Graham is one way traffic. You would swear they are having a season from a few years back. If you can’t see the progress United have made and couldn’t see what Gary was saying.. absolute belter

@C_81_Comments: Neville’s losing the plot 🤣 They’re still miles off. What is a freak is this season, there’s no way Liverpool, Chelsea and City will be as bad next season and these Utd players will get found out again. They’ll do nothing with Bruno as captain either. Not a winner…

@oli_v3r: Honestly Gary Neville. What a bellend. Sat on commentary today talking absolute shite. The most embarrassing performance I’ve ever seen from United and he just chooses to lie about players begging to be subbed off. Of all the things to comment on he just chooses to lie. Cretin.

@IrishRED05: Gary Neville embarrassed himself here big time. You’ve a job to do, analyse and discuss. You don’t play for them anymore. He was all fucking smiles at 3pm today when Souness told them Liverpool were winning. What a gobshite

@ArsenesGlasses_: Gary Neville literally embarrasses himself to Souness, like a kid in a playground who can’t take it, Liverpool we’re “alight” apparently! There isn’t an ounce of professionalism in the clown. Roy Keane just looks like he wants to go home.

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