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Roy Keane made to look foolish as incredibly bad Liverpool prediction resurfaces

Daniel Marland

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Roy Keane made to look foolish as incredibly bad Liverpool prediction resurfaces

Man Utd legend Roy Keane's prediction about Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp in 2017 has aged incredibly poorly.

Klopp stunned the footballing world on Friday by announcing he would leave Liverpool at the end of this season.

The 56-year-old will oversee Liverpool's games for the rest of this campaign before calling time on his extraordinary eight-and-a-half-year stint in England.

Since arriving at Anfield in 2015, Klopp has won the Champions League, Premier League, Carabao Cup and FA Cup.

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He's reestablished the Reds as one of the Premier League's most dominant forces and will leave behind an incredible legacy.

It's taken several years to get to this point. Klopp had critics when he first arrived on Merseyside, with fans and pundits pointing to his inability to build a defence.

Keane was among those who initially thought the job was too big for Klopp.

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Liverpool threw away a two-goal lead to draw with Sevilla in the Champions League six years ago and Keane didn't hold back in his analysis on ITV's highlights show.

Both of Sevilla's goals came from Liverpool mistakes, which is why Keane claimed they'd never win the 'big prizes'.

Klopp during Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Sevilla. (Image Credit: Getty)
Klopp during Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Sevilla. (Image Credit: Getty)

"This sums up Liverpool in a nutshell and why they're not going to win any big prizes," the Irishman vented.

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"Just switching off from a throw-in leads to the equaliser. In such an important game, at such an important moment.

"Experienced players just switching off. It must drive the manager crazy as it's just schoolboy defending.

"It's the easiest part of football, just switching on. Liverpool did all the hard stuff well in terms of creating chances, pace, power and quality going forward, but Liverpool can't seem to do the easy things.

Keane didn't hold back. (Image Credit: Getty)
Keane didn't hold back. (Image Credit: Getty)
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"Liverpool can forget about winning the Champions League.

"I mean, they should have enough to get through the group, but in the knockout stages against the Real Madrids and all these boys, they'll be laughing at Liverpool."

Two years after Keane's comments, Liverpool had won the Champions League and challenged Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Within another 365 days, Klopp won the club's first domestic league title since 1990.

Featured Image Credit: ITV & Getty Images

Topics: Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Roy Keane, Premier League, Champions League

Daniel Marland
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