No mercy, Keane launches hard comments at City and Liverpool

Roy Keane gives his verdict on the Premier League title chances.

By William Estrella

Roy Keane gives his verdict on the Premier League title chances.
Roy Keane gives his verdict on the Premier League title chances.
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Roy Keane believes neither Arsenal or Liverpool will be able to keep up with Manchester City in the Premier League title race this season. The Gunners earned a vital 3-1 win over Jurgen Klopp's side at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to go just two points behind the league leaders. Mikel Arteta's team are also level on points with City, although the champions have two games in hand, starting with Monday night's clash away at Brentford.

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And when asked to assess the title chances of City's two nearest rivals after Sunday's game in North London, Manchester United legend Keane was clear. The former midfielder has shared his belief that the returning Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland will see City win a historic fourth consecutive league title.

"Having watched the game today and I know Liverpool had an off day, Arsenal were nice on the eye, but I still can't see these two teams finishing above Man City, I just can't," he told Sky Sports. "I've been proven wrong before but you look where City are with De Bruyne coming back and Haaland available, I don't see those two teams going right until the end. In terms of them keeping up with Man City, I don't see it."

Pep Guardiola's side will be looking for a ninth consecutive victory when they travel to the Gtech Community Stadium on Monday evening. City then host Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, February 10 before the first leg of their Champions League knockout tie against Copenhagen three days later.

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Roy Keane's harsh criticism of Liverpool

He didn't bite his tongue and accused the Anfield team of playing little more than walking: "The intensity from Liverpool's first whistle to the last, with and without possession, I can't believe how bad they were." The criticism was for the entire Liverpool defense, but above all the defense was very badly stopped in the goal that Martinelli scored after a lack of communication between Van Dijk and Alisson, goalkeeper of the 'red' team.

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