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11th Feb 2017

Aidan O’Shea was not the only Liverpool fan to disagree with Martin Keown’s take on Joel Matip

Did not go down well

Patrick McCarry

Here comes the backlash.

Joel Matip has made a decent impression since arriving at Liverpool but he has been part of a back four that has struggled in recent weeks.

Still, that does not excuse Martin Keown from his latest claim on BBC’s Football Focus.

The former Arsenal and England defender was discussing Liverpool’s malaise since the turn of the year when he said Matip was ‘no better than Martin Skrtel’.

Skrtel left Liverpool last year after being ostracised from the senior squad. When he finally left, for Fenerbache, there were few Liverpool supporters lining up to lament his loss. Needless to say, the Skrtel > Matip comments did not go down too well.

Our very own chief football writer Tony Barrett was not the only one to question Keown’s logic.

Mayo GAA star Aidan O’Shea was equally incredulous.

The pair were not the only two scratching their heads at Keown’s comments:

It certainly has been a while since someone has agreed with Keown…

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