Roy Keane's reaction to 2020 Liverpool being on course to overtake 1999 Man Utd

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Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher were box-office entertainment on Monday Night Football.

While Manchester United's 2-0 at Chelsea was the main attraction, the two Premier League legends sunk their teeth into a multitude of divisive topics outside of the action at Stamford Bridge.

Naturally, one of the major talking points was the brilliance of Liverpool's title winners in waiting and especially after they moved to 25 wins from 26 games by taking three points from Norwich City.

And such is the brilliance of Jurgen Klopp's men that they've been compared to some of the greatest Premier League teams in history and that inevitably means some of Keane's United sides.

If you were to ask football fans for the most formidable United side in the Premier League history, they'd probably answer 'the treble winners' and you can hardly blame them.

2020 Liverpool vs 1999 Man Utd

To win the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup in a single campaign is a feat so tough that even this current Liverpool side will likely fall short of it.

But hold the thought, because in having Keane on the panel - a member of that treble-winning side - it was the perfect chance for Sky Sports to hop on the 2020 Liverpool vs 1999 United debate.

In the end, Keane decided that Virgil van Dijk was the only player that would slot into his United side, whereas Carragher argued for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane to be included.


Roy Keane's brilliant response

And one of the arguments that Carragher used to try and include more Liverpool players was the fact that Klopp's men are now just one win away from matching United's 1998/99 tally.

However, the response that Keane had for him was absolutely brilliant.

Carragher initially remarked: "That United team, I think, finished with 79 points and Liverpool have got 76 now."

To that, Keane replied: "Let's not go down that road. That's ridiculous. You talk about points, but the bottom line is that when you win the trophy, you get one medal. You don't turn the medal over and it tells you how many points you won the league by."

You can check out the full discussion down below and skip to 15:40 for the exchange in question:

GIVEMESPORT's Kobe Tong says

Keane is correct, to an extent.

There's no point in sweating about the odd point when we're discussing teams that - regardless of the minutia of wins, draws and losses - ultimately lifted the trophy all the same come May.

However, when the points difference is on course to be more than 30, then I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that 2020 Liverpool are by far the better Premier League team than 1999 Man Utd.


Of course, they still need to see out the season, but the difference is staggering.

Does that make Liverpool the better team overall, though? I'm afraid not, because if there's one thing better than winning the league on 112 points, it's bagging all three major trophies in one go.

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