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Roy Keane Singles Out Kyle Walker As Man City Get A 'Reality Check'

Roy Keane Singles Out Kyle Walker As Man City Get A 'Reality Check'
By Ste McGovern Updated

The aura surrounding this season's Manchester City team was shattered in incredible fashion by Liverpool in Wednesday night's Champions League quarter-final clash in Anfield, as Pep Guardiola's charges were trounced 3-0. Roy Keane was not in a charitable mood in his role as ITV pundit last night, blasting the Sky Blues for their embarrassing defeat.

The Man United and Republic of Ireland legend pondered if City, who could be crowned Premier League champions with a win over Keane's former team this weekend, have been over-hyped.

There's been a lot of hype about this Man City team, a lot of talk about them being a great team. That was a reality check for this team tonight, they've a lot to do yet before they can be considered a great team.

It'll be a hard game for the manager to analyse, because after the game you might say "we had a lot of possession" but we know possession doesn't win you football matches.

You look at the City players there, they will be shell shocked without a shadow of a doubt. There's no way they could have visualised that they'd be three nil down from the first leg. And even if they thought they were in for a tough night, I'm sure they thought they would score a goal, so they'll be shell shocked.

The Cork man honed in on Kyle Walker, criticising the full-back for losing his marker on the third goal as well as his overall performance.

I thought Kyle Walker was dreadful on the night. Okay, you're on about stopping the crosses, but it's just lazy defending. Liverpool looked like they were going to score every time they went forward tonight.

Keane didn't place any of the blame for the loss on the pre-match attack on Man City's bus by Reds fans, instead choosing to praise Liverpool's "great team performance", going so far as to say that the team's midfield were "outstanding". This prompted Liverpool supporters to remind Keane of the time he claimed he wouldn't watch Liverpool even if they were playing in his back garden.

You can watch Roy Keane's post-match analysis of Liverpool vs Man City here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KPUGHCDRWo

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