Roy Keane delivers blunt Liverpool FC assessment ahead of Chelsea clash

The Man United legend delivers a withering verdict on Liverpool FC ahead of the visit of Chelsea this weekend

Man United legend Roy Keane Photo: ITV Sport

Roy Keane doesn’t believe Liverpool FC have the necessary quality to beat Chelsea at Anfield on Saturday evening.

The Reds will be looking to record a fourth successive Premier League win following emphatic victories over Huddersfield Town, West Ham United and Southampton.

Liverpool produced a sensational first-half performance to leave Jurgen Klopp’s men 3-0 up at half-time before a collapse in final 45 minutes saw Sevilla rescue a 3-3 draw in their penultimate Champions League group stage clash.

The Merseyside outfit were 4-0 winners against Arsenal in the Premier League at Anfield back in August before Liverpool FC were held to a goalless home draw with Manchester United.

Manchester City cemented their place at the top of the table with a resounding 5-0 win against Klopp’s men back in September, while Tottenham Hotspur eased to a 4-1 victory over Liverpool FC at Wembley last month.

Former Manchester United captain Keane claimed that Klopp’s side don’t have the right mentality to win big games.

Keane told ITV Sport: “Liverpool will win a lot of football matches, but when it comes to the big games they’re going to come up short because they’ve got a couple of defenders who just aren’t good enough and they’ll always get found out.”

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last term to secure a spot in the Champions League.

The Reds signed four players in the summer transfer window to bolster their squad ahead of a return to Europe’s top competition.

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