Too early to write off Liverpool, warns Roy Keane

The Reds lost control of the Premier League title race when they lost 2-0 to Chelsea on Sunday but the former Manchester United star still feels that they are well placed

Liverpool should not be written off in the Premier League title race despite losing to Chelsea on Sunday, warns Roy Keane.

The Reds were clear at the top of the table before being undone by Jose Mourinho’s side at Anfield, which allowed Manchester City to move three points behind with a game in hand and superior goal difference.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men were made favourites with bookmakers as a result of their win at Crystal Palace but Keane argues that Liverpool remain “in a good position” if they can stay mentally strong.

“It’s difficult when you lose football matches,” he told Today FM. “I flew in [to Ireland] from Manchester and there were a lot of Liverpool fans on the flight – I was happy in a way [that they lost] as they would have been gloating.

“They’re not out of it yet. They’re still in a good position. I wouldn’t write them off.

“At the end of the season, it’s not just physical, it’s a head job too. You have to be in the right mind.”

The former Manchester United star said on Tuesday that some of his old club’s players should be “ashamed of themselves” for their role in the sacking of manager David Moyes but, though reiterating that the Scot deserved more time, Keane says that he is not too worked up by the decision.

“I made my point last week about Moyes,” he remarked. “I feel sorry for David. I thought he should have been given more time.

“Whatever is going on at certain teams is really none of my business. I look at David Moyes, I don’t like what’s happened to him but, regarding other clubs, it’s none of my business and doesn’t keep me awake at night.”

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