‘Like a machine’: Roy Keane reacts to Liverpool FC’s 3-1 win over Arsenal

Roy Keane raves about Liverpool FC after their 3-1 win against Arsenal at Anfield on Monday night

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane (Photo: Screen grab / Sky Sports)
Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane (Photo: Sky Sports)

Roy Keane likened Liverpool FC to a “machine” after the Premier League champions secured a 3-1 win against Arsenal at Anfield on Monday night.

Liverpool FC were looking to end a two-game losing run against Arsenal after the Reds lost to Mikel Arteta’s side at The Emirates towards the end of their title-winning campaign before being beaten on penalties in the Community Shield.

The Premier League champions made a positive start to the Monday night clash as Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold came close to breaking the deadlock.

However, Liverpool FC were punished for their only mistake in an otherwise flawless first half when Andy Robertson’s miscued clearance was seized upon by Alexandre Lacazette to give the visitors a narrow lead.

Arsenal’s advantage lasted three minutes before Sadio Mane equalised from close range after German goalkeeper Bernd Leno saved Mohamed Salah’s initial shot.

Robertson made amends for his error at the back with his first Premier League goal of the season when the Scottish left-back met Alexander-Arnold’s cross before producing a smart finish.

Lacazette wasted Arsenal’s best chance to level for in the second half when the French striker’s effort was straight at Alisson with just the Brazilian to beat.

Liverpool FC summer signing Diogo Jota replaced Mane with 12 minutes left to play and the Portugal international sealed three points with a crisp volley.

Sky Sports pundit Keane praised the Reds for an emphatic performance in their resounding 3-1 win against Arsenal.

“It was a good night for Liverpool,” Keane told Sky Sports.

“There was never really a doubt. Liverpool were by far the better team. They certainly deserved the victory. Liverpool are like a machine.

“They’ve got great quality going forward. They’re one of the fittest teams around. They suffocate teams.

“They scored three goals again. It’s not easy to score goals. They scored four against Leeds. They were sloppy on one or two occasions.”

Arsenal will host Sheffield United in the Premier League at The Emirates on Sunday.

Liverpool FC will play in the final fixture on Sunday when the defending Premier League champions make the trip to Aston Villa.

The defending Premier League champions will take on Everton in the Merseyside derby after the international break, while Arsenal will make the trip to Manchester City.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Alan Shearer (Photo: BBC Sport / Screengrab)
Alan Shearer raves about Man United trio after 4-1 win at Newcastle
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends message to Man United fans about Donny van de Beek
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Micah Richards questions summer Arsenal signing
Thomas Partey
Mikel Arteta sends message to Arsenal fans about Thomas Partey
Alan Shearer (Photo: BBC Sport / Screengrab)
Alan Shearer raves about Man United trio after 4-1 win at Newcastle
Frank Lampard
‘He looked sharp’: Frank Lampard pleased with Chelsea FC signing’s performance
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Alexander Zverev
Andrey Rublev wins fourth title of 2020 in St Petersburg to move closer to Nitto ATP Finals
Timo Werner
Timo Werner sends warning to Chelsea FC defence
Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz issues Chelsea FC warning after Southampton draw