HomePremier LeagueRoy Keane credits Klopp for 'fantastic' Liverpool innings

Roy Keane credits Klopp for ‘fantastic’ Liverpool innings

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane has praised Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for his “fantastic” achievements at the club.

The German tactician is set to leave Merseyside after nine years at Anfield where he led to Reds to success in almost every competition they competed in.

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Klopp won the Champions League in 2019, beating Tottenham in the final having been at the same stage a year before, losing to Real Madrid.

He also delivered Liverpool’s first-ever Premier League title in 2020, ending their 30-year wait for top-flight glory.

Alongside that, the Reds have seen success in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup and have come close to numerous other major honours, only to be thwarted by Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.

But Keane had nothing but praise for Klopp after Liverpool’s 4-2 win against Tottenham on Sunday and says he would have liked to have played under him had he managed during his career.

Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: “Look at the bigger picture and what he’s done for this football club and it is fantastic.

“We talk about the type of football he’s played, it’s been very entertaining. He’s giving young players a chance. They’re back competing at the highest level and won some of the biggest prizes.

“He’s also missed out and been close. This is a proper rollercoaster for him and one of his strengths is that he’s an emotional guy. We see that on the sideline with him.

“He’s a very honest manager and I don’t think he plays too many games. He’s not like this robot after games where he’s almost just media-trained.

“He seems a very honest manager and I always try to picture if I was a player back in the day, I think I’d like to play for this guy.”

Mitch Fretton
Mitch Fretton
Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.

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