Roy Keane hilariously shuts down Micah Richards' praise for James Milner after Liverpool beat Man City
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Roy Keane hilariously shut down Micah Richards' praise for James Milner following Liverpool's big win over Manchester City.
Liverpool beat Man City 1-0 at Anfield on Sunday to hand the defending champions the first defeat of their Premier League season.
Virgil van Dijk nullified the threat of Erling Haaland, who failed to add to his remarkable goal tally.
Mohamed Salah scored the game's only goal as he destroyed Joao Cancelo before slotting home a cool finish in the 76th minute.
James Milner also starred at right-back in place of Trent Alexander-Arnold, with Richards singing the praises of the veteran player after the final whistle.
🗣️'Milner was 𝐄𝐗𝐂𝐄𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐓 today!'— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 16, 2022
👏 Micah Richards with the praise
❌ Roy doesn't quite agree pic.twitter.com/vfzQNdFNUn
"Milner was excellent today. We talked about the match-up with Foden and the form he's been in," said the former Man City defender on Sky Sports.
"I thought he would run Milner ragged. But Milner was excellent. His positioning, knowing when to press, knowing when to drop-off, when to keep it simple, real leader, talking."
However, Keane was having none of Richards' praise for Milner as he shut down the idea that the 36-year-old done something extraordinary against Man City.
"He's an experienced player. That's what you're supposed to get," explained the ex-Man United captain. "This idea that Milner done something extraordinary..."
Richards and Keane continued to go back-and-forth until Gary Neville weighed in.
Neville said Milner epitomised Liverpool's spirit as he applauded his showing against Man City.
Jurgen Klopp echoed Richards' sentiment as he commended Milner's performance and referenced his match-up with the in-form Foden.
"James Milner - come on, how many people thought 'oh no Milner vs. Foden'? But he did outstandingly well, we had to find a few solutions but they all did incredibly well," said the German boss.
"You cannot get by with nine good [individual] performances against City."
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