LONDON: Roy Keane criticized Liverpool for being a ‘bad champion’ and always gave ‘reason after reason’ after their mission to defend their English Premier League (EPL) title was tarnished by a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City last night.
The defeat at the hands of Pep Guardiola’s squad saw the Reds 10 points behind Manchester City who also had a one-game advantage as well as losing 27 points at the same level compared to last season.
Keane also considers Liverpool to be too comfortable after winning the league title for the first time in 30 years last season.
“We’ve talked about those who give a lot of reasons, to me they are bad champions.
“We also talked about the fall in performance, they won the league last year and they continue to think that they can beat other teams.
“When you win the championship, you think about ‘can we win again?
“I don’t see Liverpool looking that way. They are more about ‘let’s enjoy it’ and I have never heard them say ‘let’s do it again.’
The former United captain also said Liverpool could not give an excuse for their lackluster season as City also lost the services of Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero.
“You often say Liverpool is a big club. Big clubs will definitely face challenges like this.
“If you look at City and their performance, they lost two of their best players. Liverpool still have their best line-up on the field, the best goalkeeper and international midfielder.
“Klopp said his goalkeeper was nervous. That was reason for reason. You are Liverpool and if you continue to behave like that, in 30 years you will win another championship,” he added.