‘Why we love this game’ April 11, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer
Roy Keane had nothing negative to say after watching Manchester City and Liverpool play out their thrilling 2-2 draw at the Etihad on Sunday.
City retained their narrow one-point advantage in the Premier League title race as the two sides could not be separated in 90 minutes.
Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring for City after just five minutes.
Diogo Jota ensured neither goalkeeper would be taking home a clean sheet as he equalised just eight minutes later.
City retook the lead on 35 minutes as Gabriel Jesus fired home.
And Sadio Mane equalised again right at the start of the second half.
Despite attacking substitutions and chances for both sides, neither found a winner and the game ended 2-2.
Asked if he felt the game lived up to the billing, Keane said on Sky: “Yeah absolutely.
“I think the quality, and what impressed me with all these top quality players is the desire to keep going to try and win the game at the end.
“The chances, no team was ever really gonna dominate the game for long spells because there was so much quality on both sides.
“Liverpool struggled to get going, but then in the second half they showed their character.
“We saw at the start of the second half, Jurgen Klopp obviously had a go at them at half time and said, ‘Listen, you’ve gotta start showing your true colours.’
“We saw that in the second half, but then City had some great chances as well.
“It was just a great reminder to us all about what this game is about, that’s why we love this game, I thought it was fantastic.
“I really enjoyed it and credit to all the players, I thought they were fantastic.”