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Liverpool’s Keane Surprised O’Shea Doesn’t Play Every Week

Sir Alex Ferguson enjoys dabbling in the mind games before big games and this week it has been no different. He spoke of his surprise that Liverpool had forked out a whopping £20.3million for Robbie Keane.

When asked if he had been impressed by any other club’s transfer dealings, Fergie replied, “the big surprise was Liverpool paying £20million for Keane.”

Whilst proving himself as a good quality Premiership player, questions certainly have to be asked over whether he is worth that amount of money. Had Liverpool scooped him up up £10-15 million, it would be hard to agree it was a decent looking transfer, but most fans of football can be united in saying Liverpool paid over the odds for him.

If Liverpool are serious about competing for the title, then they need to be serious in the transfer market as well. Neither United nor Chelsea would buy Keane, particularly not for £20 million! He wouldn’t even get on United’s bench. That’s not a snide remark, but the simple truth.

So what has Keane got to say in reponse?

“I’m very surprised John O’Shea doesn’t play for United every week,” said Keane. “Football is about opinions and I respect everybody’s opinion.”

Sarcasm or truth? Neither interpretation reflects too kindly on Keane, it has to be said. If he’s taking the piss, then he’s taking the piss out of his compatriot who’s got close to 50 caps under his belt for Ireland. Not the best tactic for boosting morale.

Or, he’s being serious, in which case, he needs his head checking. Whilst John O’Shea will always be loved for the last minute goal in front of the Kop, you’d be hard pressed to find any United fans believing O’Shea should play every week.

However, the unfortunate thing about this scenerio is that Fergie is setting Keane up to score against us. Having struggled to do much of anything since joining the dippers, he now has all the motivation in the World to become an Anfield hero and score his first club goal against their hateful rivals.

Saying that, there’s every potential for Dimitar Berbatov to score his first goal, with Tevez, Rooney and who knows, even John O’Shea, adding insult to injury.

Roll on Saturday…



  1. lewis says:

    or maybe he’s trying to big up an international team mate during international week when the player in question looks a bit short of confidence at the moment and needs any boost he gets

  2. african red says:

    fergie should stop playing these mind games particularly when someone has a point to prove

  3. socamad689908 says:

    Yeah why does Fergie leave a player on the bench who has such pace, tackling ability, vision and box to box running, it baffles me… With regard Robbie Keanes worth, even dipper supporters Ive spoken to say they paid WELL over the odds for him.

    Incidently not one of them would take a bet for saturday, I even offered one of them the f**king draw and they are at home.

  4. socamad689908 says:

    Fergies comments may work in our favour, Robbie might just be looking for the ball a bit too much and run round like a headless chicken. Hopefully.

  5. FailsworthDevil says:

    Fuckin Irish… what more is there to say lol

  6. FailsworthDevil says:

    What dya call a scouser in a white tracksuit??


  7. FailsworthDevil says:

    Liverpool capital of culture?? Bollox…. what they trying to say … they leave cars on fuckin books now rather than bricks?

  8. john freakin' o'shea says:

    f*ck that feckin scouse

  9. An Irish MAN UNITED FAN says:

    i dont even like seen oshea on the irish starting line up all the time

  10. Drew Vader says:

    I really only see one possible outcome from this match….Its gonna end 0-0 and I would put my house on it. Rafa is going to have 11 men behind the ball, with two defensive CM (who in my opinion are both better than Gerrard anyway, Masch and Alonso) and they are going to absolutely work their tits off defensively to keep us out. I see a lot of possession in their half of the pitch, but created opportunities at a premium for both sides. Its going to be frustrating. Especially after the match, when they celebrate a goalless draw like they won the league.

    I hope I’m wrong…

  11. Tom F says:

    Yeah, John O’shea can play every week when all of our other options are injured.. like a couple of years back when we had the O’shea / Giggs midfield for a while.

    God, it’s amazing to think we had Alan Smith playing in midfield too… wow, what a difference a year or so makes.

  12. DanS says:

    2-0 Utd. Can’t see why people are worried about this.

    Champions! Champions of Europe!

  13. PeeJay says:

    Robbie Keane for £20mil makes Berbatov look like a bargain.

  14. affan says:

    @ socamad689908

    i think you already have dirk kyut for the ‘headless chicken’ role…lol

    as for the article,as usual, an interesting read!

  15. FailsworthDevil says:

    Berba and Rooney to score in a 2-1 win………. Happy Days !!

  16. Anant says:

    keane would get on our bench at least . though not for 20m!


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