‘Mane is up against an idiot…. 30 years old and he’s a car crash’: Roy Keane SAVAGES Kyle Walker after Man City defender gave away penalty in draw against Liverpool
- Kyle Walker gave away a penalty in Manchester City’s game against Liverpool
- The England full-back clumsily brought down Sadio Mane in the first half
- Mohamed Salah made Walker pay for his mistake by converting from the spot
- Roy Keane slammed ‘idiot’ Walker for his rash challenge on Liverpool’s Mane
Roy Keane branded Manchester City defender Kyle Walker an ‘idiot’ and a ‘car crash’ after he gave away a penalty against Liverpool in the first half of Sunday’s 1-1 draw at the Etihad.
The 30-year-old full-back clumsily challenged Sadio Mane which led to Mo Salah converting from the penalty spot to give their rivals a 1-0 lead.
Going into half-time Gabriel Jesus had scored an equaliser for Pep Guardiola’s side but Walker was heavily criticised by former United man Keane for his challenge which led to Liverpool’s opener.
Kyle Walker clumsily challenged Sadio Mane in the first-half catching him with his knee
Walker was left frustrated after the referee awarded a penalty which Mo Salah converted
Roy Keane went on to criticise Walker at half-time describing the full-back as a ‘car crash’
Keane told Sky Sports: ‘Mane is up against an idiot. People think Kyle Walker is playing well. I don’t think so, he keeps making mistakes.
‘He’s an international, 30-years-old and he’s a car crash.’
Former Manchester City defender and co-pundit Micah Richards hit back at Keane in Walker’s defence, adding: ‘I think Roy’s a bit overboard there.
‘But he gambles on Mane, he should have just waited.’
Keane continued to lay the boot in on Walker after the match, adding: ‘It was daft and crazy defending but then it’s the second part when he dangles his leg, he knows he’s going to give away a penalty.
‘I’ve watched him over the years and I think he’s got that in his locker; that daftness to make idiotic decisions. And when he compounded his first mistake with the second one I wasn’t that bit surprised.
Liverpool went ahead at the Etihad after Salah made Walker pay for his mistake in the first half
Gabriel Jesus equalised with a brilliant effort as Liverpool and City shared the spoils
‘I think some of his defending over the years has been shocking. I keep hearing over the last few months he’s on his best form but he’s now 30 years old and he’s still making the same daft mistakes. He’ll never learn.’
The Manchester City full-back gave an interview with Sportsmail where he said he doesn’t usually ‘make rash challenges’ after he was sent off playing for England against Iceland.
Walker had won his place back into the England set-up due to his good form this season.
Fortunately for City, his mistake did not cost them with Gabriel Jesus equalising before the break.
Kevin De Bruyne had the opportunity to put the hosts in the lead but missed from the spot with Liverpool and City sharing the spoils in the end.