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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.

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