Liverpool let a three-goal lead slip in their Champions League clash against Sevilla (Picture: Getty)Roy Keane has slammed Alberto Moreno and claimed the Spain international is costing Liverpool after Wednesday’s capitulation against Sevilla.
Jurgen Klopp’s side made a sensational start to their Champions League clash in Seville as a first-half brace from Roberto Firmino and a Sadio Mane strike gave the visitors a commanding 3-0 half-time lead.
But the hosts began their comeback shortly after the break – Wissam Ben Yedder heading past Loris Karius to make it 3-1 after Moreno gave away a soft free-kick.
Moreno then conceded a penalty by clipping Ben Yedder, who made no mistake from the spot, before Guido Pizarro scored an injury-time equaliser to snatch a draw.
Sevilla celebrate their dramatic equaliser (Picture: Getty)
Alberto Moreno was widely criticised for his display (Picture: Getty)‘What he [Moreno] did for the penalty, you wouldn’t see a child doing it,’ Keane told ITV Football. ‘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”.’
Despite the collapse in Spain, Liverpool remain on course to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League and are fifth in the English top-flight after 12 games.
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Keane insists Klopp’s side will enjoy successful periods but suggests the team will ‘come up short’ in the big games due to their defensive frailties.
‘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,’ he said.
Klopp, meanwhile, said he has no issues with his team’s mentality after they threw away a three-goal lead at Sevilla.
Jurgen Klopp defended his side’s mentality after the entertaining draw (Picture: Getty)More: Football
‘I don’t doubt the mentality of the boys, not a bit,’ said the German boss. ‘We showed already a fantastic mentality. We showed it in a lot of other games. It’s not like this.
‘Yes, it was not perfect, that’s true, but it’s not a general problem.
‘Could we have done better? 100%. Do I think it’s a mentality problem? 100% not. It’s a misjudgement.’
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