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Roy Keane mocks Steven Gerrard

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane has mocked Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard during a fundraising event for Waterford United.

The retired Republic of Ireland international, who enjoyed some great battles with the former England star, was asked which players Manchester United should attempt to sign this summer.

He suggested Paul Pogba and Seamus Coleman, according to the Irish Independent, but when Gerrard’s name popped up Keane responded by saying: "No, we want to try win something.”

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Gerrard has already signed for LA Galaxy

United would have no chance of signing Gerrard even they wanted to: the 34-year-old has signed an 18-month deal to play for Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy and will move Stateside at the end of the season.

Gerrard is currently focused on helping Liverpool secure a top-four finish in the Premier League - and will also be aiming to sign off by winning the FA Cup - but may feel a little disappointed by Keane’s unnecessary comment.

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Liverpool fans will be unimpressed

Keane is, of course, not one for biting his tongue and always - without exception - speaks his mind.

Currently working as assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team - as well as a pundit for ITV Sport - the confrontational Keane tends to divide opinion.

Liverpool fans will not be impressed with Keane’s latest sarcastic comment involving Gerrard, who will always be a hero in the eyes of the Reds’ faithful.

Gerrard has enjoyed success

They would be quick to point out that while Gerrard has never won the Premier League title, he still boasts an impressive array of winners’ medals.

The Liverpool legend has won the FA Cup on two occasions, the League Cup on three, the UEFA Cup and, of course, the Champions League.

Without Gerrard, Liverpool would not have won Europe’s premier club competition in 2005; it was the talismanic midfielder who produced arguably the best performance of his career in that unforgettable second half against AC Milan in Istanbul.

Keane also has a Champions League winners’ medal to his name, but did not play in the 1999 final against Bayern Munich through suspension.

He was, however, instrumental in the semi-final second leg against Juventus. In fact, it is widely regarded as his most outstanding display for the Red Devils during his 12-year spell with the Red Devils.

Gerrard is important to Liverpool than Keane was for United

But was Keane more important to Manchester United than Gerrard has been for all these years for Liverpool?

Keane was certainly a key figure for the Red Devils but he was surrounded by some genuine greats during his time with United, including Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo.

United still would have won trophies without him, but can the same be said for Liverpool without Gerrard?

It’s a topic which will no doubt spark plenty of debate.

Has Steven Gerrard been more important to Liverpool than Roy Keane was for Manchester United? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

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