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"He's Outstanding" - Roy Keane Wowed By "Fantastic" Liverpool Player In Man City Win

Alfie Culshaw

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"He's Outstanding" - Roy Keane Wowed By "Fantastic" Liverpool Player In Man City Win

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Roy Keane heaped praise on Liverpool star Mohamed Salah after his performance in the Community Shield on Saturday. 

The Reds ran out 3-1 winners over Manchester City in the season’s curtain raiser at the King Power Stadium, with goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, a penalty from Salah and a first competitive goal from new boy Darwin Nunez sealing the victory.

The Egyptian looked sharp throughout the game and was unlucky not to score from open play on a few occasions. 

With Sadio Mane departing the Merseyside club earlier this summer, the 30-year-old will be burdened with extra responsibility in the upcoming campaign, and former Manchester United player Keane certainly feels as though he’ll be up for it.

Speaking after the game on ITV, Keane said: “He’s a brilliant player, he’s outstanding. There was never a doubt about his professionalism, I think the contract is now put to bed.

“Quality player, we’re seeing it there. He’s fantastic.”

With Keane notoriously difficult to please, this glowing review of Salah speaks volumes.

The forward netted 31 times in 51 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool last season, and has managed at least 23 goals in every campaign since his £36.5 million move from Roma in 2017. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side narrowly missed out on the title in the 2021/22 campaign, being pipped by Pep Guardiola’s city by a single point.

If Saturday’s display is anything to go by, the early signs in next season’s race are positive for the Reds.

Despite experiencing a mixed pre-season, Liverpool now enter the campaign in a very good state.

They travel to newly promoted Fulham this weekend in their opener, while the reigning champions travel to West Ham on Sunday afternoon. 

Topics: Liverpool, Roy Keane, Mohamed Salah

Alfie Culshaw
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