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‘Get a life Roy’ – former Liverpool defender hits out at Keane

Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson has waded into the row between Virgil van Dijk and Roy Keane, telling the latter to “get a life”.

Van Dijk, speaking after the drab 0-0 draw between Liverpool and Manchester United on Sunday, said “only one team tried to win the game” and that “Liverpool were superior in all aspects”, prompting a rant from Keane on Sky Sports in which he accused the Netherlands defender of being arrogant.

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Van Dijk dismissed Keane’s jibe and Thompson also threw his support behind the Liverpool captain.

He told talkSPORT: “It wasn’t arrogant by any means. I would say it was more frustration.

“I really feel as though, you’ve come off that game, you know you’ve dominated, Manchester United have had that one chance with [Rasmus] Hojlund, and you’ve just felt frustration. Arrogance wasn’t in it.

“And for Roy Keane to be talking about arrogance in people…come on, do me a favour.

“And I love Roy but I played that back and he just kept repeating the word. Roy, just get a life.”

The draw, in which Liverpool had 34 shots compared to United’s six, saw the Merseysiders slip to second in the Premier League table, behind Arsenal.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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