Richard Keys launches scathing attack on ‘tainted’ Liverpool title bid

Date published: Monday 16th March 2020 2:17 - Rob McCarthy

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Richard Keys has once again taken aim at Liverpool in a scathing attack as doubts continue over how the season will finish.

The former Sky Sports presenter has brandished the Reds as “very, very poor” and said they should not be awarded the Premier League crown following the top flight’s suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In a post to his personal blog, Keys argued that if Jurgen Klopp’s men were awarded the title without the full season being played out it would be ‘tainted’.

He wrote: “Let’s get this clear straight away. Liverpool have been magnificent at times this season. They’ve blown teams away. They looked invincible. It looked as though they’d set a new points record in the PL. I think we can all agree?

“Of course it looks as though they’re going to win the title. But they haven’t won it. Who knows? Their form in recent games has been sobering for their fans. They’ve been poor. Very very poor.

“Have Klopp’s infamous demands of his players caught up with them again – as they have in previous seasons? Has last season’s fantastic chase of City left them empty? We don’t know. And we might never know.

“Apologies, by the way, If your team plays lower down – but who cares about that? Liverpool fans appear not to. I left you out of the argument to make that very point.”

He continued: “I read of plans to re-start the European competitions with mini-leagues to sort out a winner. It’s meaningless. It’s not how the competitions work.

“All of the above applies to England only. What about Scotland? Should Celtic be ‘given’ a title they haven’t won? Of course they shouldn’t and as manager of Rangers Steven Gerrard should be making that very point. Or is he more concerned about Liverpool? It makes you wonder doesn’t it?



“No. Liverpool can not be handed a title they haven’t won. Nor can Celtic. Nor can Barcelona or Juventus. It’s tough – if like my team you’ve worked hard all season to put yourself in a position to achieve something – but it’s only fair on the majority.

“I’m sorry Liverpool – if you take a title you haven’t won it will forever be tainted. It will always be the ‘title you didn’t win’. And the same goes for Celtic – Barca Juve…..

“Let’s hope things settle down, but please, whilst there are many many more important things to worry about, let’s stop the fanciful nonsense. Liverpool have NOT won the title.”

It’s not the first time that Keys has taken aim at Liverpool in his personal blog, having also flagged issues between Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.



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