Roy Keane accuses Liverpool FC defender of ‘pure madness’

The Man United legend opens up about Alberto Moreno's poor performances for Liverpool FC

Man United legend Roy Keane Photo: Screen grab

Roy Keane has slammed Alberto Moreno for continuously costing Liverpool FC points.

The Spain international fell out-of-favour at Anfield last season after Moreno struggled to impress in Jurgen Klopp’s side during the German’s initial months in charge.

The Liverpool defender fell behind former England international James Milner in the pecking order despite the versatile midfielder’s lack of experience in the position.

Milner impressed throughout the 2016-17 season at left-back before Klopp signed Scotland international Andy Robertson to help strengthen his options in the problem position.

However, Moreno started the season in Klopp’s first-team after he seemingly managed to change Klopp’s mind with some impressive performances in pre-season training.

But the Spanish defender cost Liverpool two goals in a 3-3 draw with his former club Sevilla in their Champions League clash despite leading 3-0 at half-time.

Former Manchester United captain Keane didn’t hold back in his assessment of the Liverpool left-back following their Champions League collapse on Tuesday night.

“What he’s doing for the penalty, you wouldn’t see a child doing it,” Keane told ITV Sport.

“It’s pure madness for an international player to do that. You look at the free-kick he gave away, that’s nothing to do with the manager.

“This has nothing to do with team shape or mentality. I know it’s a team game, but sometimes you have to point the finger and say “you’re killing us, you’re costing us”.’

Liverpool will welcome defending Premier League champions Chelsea to Anfield in their next top-flight outing.

The Reds have never won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

Liverpool signed four players in the summer transfer window to improve the Reds squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.

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