Roy Keane has been told to ‘get a life’ by a Liverpool legend following his post-match row with Virgil van Dijk.
Liverpool and Manchester United played out a goalless draw at Anfield last weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated the game but were unable to score a goal as the visitors held on for a much-needed point.
The result and the Red Devils’ tactics frustrated Van Dijk, who claimed his team were the only side trying to win the match as he appeared to aim a dig at their rivals.
“We had most of the ball and created most of the opportunities. There was only one team trying to win,” he told Sky Sports.
“Unfortunately it didn’t happen. That is why it is frustrating because we want to win every game. Especially when you play against a team like them.”
Speaking in the Sky Sports studio following Van Dijk’s claim, Keane hit out at the Dutchman’s post-match interview.
He branded the Liverpool captain ‘arrogant’ and ‘disrespectful’ in a scathing rant.
Phil Thompson, who enjoyed a legendary spell at Liverpool, has now got involved in the exchange between Keane and Van Dijk.
He has ruthlessly told the Irishman to ‘get a life’ and defended Van Dijk’s comments.
“I don’t think he was arrogant, I just think he was giving his opinion,” said Thompson via the Mirror. “As Roy gives his opinion, as Gary [Neville] gives his opinion. It wasn’t arrogant by any means. I would say it was frustration.
“I really feel as though, you’ve come off that game, you now you’ve dominated, Manchester United have had that one chance with [Rasmus] Hojlund, and you’ve just felt frustration. Arrogance wasn’t in it.”
The 69-year-old added: “And for Roy Keane to be talking about arrogance in people… come on, do me a favour.
“And I love Roy… but I played that back and he just kept repeating the word. Roy, just get a life!”
Van Dijk’s outburst comes as a result of Liverpool missing the chance to go top of the league as they occupy second place, with 38 points on the board.
As for Man United, they sit in seventh place, with 28 points.