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Keane: Liverpool defended like a pub team


Liverpool defended like a pub team, says Sky Sports' Roy Keane, as Virgil van Dijk takes "full responsibility" for his error which led to Arsenal's second goal.

The Reds were beaten 3-1 at the Emirates to cut their lead at the top of the Premier League to two points.

Liverpool were architects of their own downfall at times, especially for Gabriel Martinelli's second-half goal when Van Dijk and Alisson's mistakes allowed him to score.

Jurgen Klopp's side were unable to recover from that moment - questionable defending allowing Leandro Trossard to score an Arsenal third - and Keane was critical of their defensive performance.

"In terms of the intensity from the first whistle to the last whistle from Liverpool, I can't believe how bad they were," he said on Super Sunday.

"Credit to Arsenal, they turned up and were at it. But Liverpool defensively, the goals they gave away - it was like a pub team defending.

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