Liverpool legends urges Roy Keane to quit punditry and ‘get a life’ after Manchester United icon brutally bashed Virgil Van Dijk

Perhaps frustrated by his team’s failure to secure the top spot in the Premier League table or the inability to dominate a struggling Manchester United side, Virgil Van Dijk lashed out while speaking to reporters after the game, while Manchester United legend Roy Keane considered his remarks disrespectful.

In response to Roy Keane’s criticism of Virgil van Dijk, a Liverpool icon defended the defender, telling Keane to “get a life” regarding the alleged arrogance jibe. Subsequently, Virgil Van Dijk also broke his silence over Roy Keane’s criticism following Liverpool’s draw with Manchester United.

Phil Thompson claps back at Roy Keane

Roy Keane criticized Virgil van Dijk, describing him as “arrogant” after the 0-0 draw between Manchester United and Liverpool. However, a legendary figure from Anfield responded to the former Manchester United midfielder, suggesting that he should “get a life.”

It is a battle of words between both Manchester United and Liverpool legends. Phil Thompson the Liverpool legend hit back at Roy Keane asking him to “get a life”. following Roy Keane’s criticism.

Phil Thompson claps back at Roy Keane
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In his post-match interview, Virgil van Dijk claimed that “there was only one team trying to win the game.” Roy Keane found these comments disrespectful and saw them as evidence of “arrogance.” However, Anfield legend Thompson dismissed Keane’s criticism, expressing disagreement with his perspective.

Roy Keane and Virgil Van Dijk feud explained

In a pivotal Premier League encounter at Anfield on Sunday, Liverpool, who have been performing exceptionally well, were held to a goalless draw by Manchester United. Despite their dominance, the Reds were unable to break through the Red Devils’ defense throughout the entire 90 minutes.

After the game, Virgil Van Dijk spoke to reporters, saying, “There was only one team trying to win the game but unfortunately it did not happen. We were superior in all aspects, they were hoping to hurt us on the counter and they are buzzing with a point.”

Roy Keane
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Manchester United’s legend Roy Keane was offended by Van Dijk’s words. He thought he was disrespectful to what was once the best in England. He then clapped back, saying,

“There’s a lot of arrogance coming out of him, dissing Manchester United like that. He needs reminding that he is playing for a club that has won one title in thirty-odd years.”

“He said Manchester United were buzzing and one team came to play. Yeah, I’ve come to Anfield many times with Manchester United where Liverpool were in a tough place and were happy with a draw. The bottom line is that the most important stat is the score line. Liverpool had chances and didn’t take them. That’s their own fault.”

Roy Keane
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Entering the game as the league leaders, Jurgen Klopp’s side was at the top, but the draw on Sunday saw Arsenal reclaim the summit position. On the other hand, Erik ten Hag’s team experienced some relief after facing consecutive defeats at Old Trafford against Bournemouth and Bayern Munich.


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