Former Liverpool and England striker Stan Collymore has cricisised Roy Keane for his damning assessment of some of the Tottenham Hotspur players.
Following the 2-1 defeat at Anfield on Sunday, Keane lived up to his reputation of pulling no punches when he labelled Danny Rose and Serge Aurier as ‘dumb and dumber’ (Sky Sports).
Collymore has lept to the defence of the two full-backs and described Keane’s opinion of the pair as ‘wrong’.
Harry Kane gave the away side the lead within the space of 47 seconds to silence the crowd on Merseyside only for a mistake from Rose and Aurier apiece to see Liverpool take all tree points.
Rose was tucked in too close to Davinson Sanchez which allowed Jordan Henderson to equalise while Aurier brought down Sadio Mane in the box with fifteen minutes to play which saw Mo Salah score the winning goal.
Collymore claimed that if Heung-min Son had been able to score his early chance in the second half while the score was 1-0 to Spurs, it could have been a different outcome.
“I like and respect Roy Keane but I thought he was completely wrong when he laid into Tottenham’s full-backs after their defeat by Liverpool,” Collymore wrote in his column for The Mirror.
He added: “Spurs played well and if Heung-min Son’s effort had gone in rather than hitting the bar it would have been 2-0 and Liverpool wouldn’t have been winning because it would have been too much of a mountain to climb.
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