"It was a great reminder of what the game is all about and why we love it" 1 year ago

"It was a great reminder of what the game is all about and why we love it"

"Credit to all the players."

Roy Keane heaped praise on Liverpool and Manchester City after the teams played out a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday afternoon.

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The Premier League's two best teams couldn't be separated in what had been billed as a potential title decider. Pep Guardiola's side twice went ahead in the game, with Kevin de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus scoring.

Liverpool, however, twice pegged them back thanks to goals from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane. The two sides remain a point apart in the table, with seven games to play, and Keane praised both teams following the match.

Roy Keane praises Man City and Liverpool after 2-2 draw.

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"What impressed me about these quality players was the desire was still there to go and win the game right until the end," Keane said on Sky Sports.

"No team was ever going to dominate for long spells because there's so much quality on both sides.

"Liverpool struggled to get going but in the second half, they showed their character. Klopp had a go at them at half-time and they were early out onto the pitch for the start of the season period.

"He wanted them to show their true colours and we saw that before City again some great chances. It was a great reminder of what the game is all about and why we love it. Credit to all the players."

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Man City 2-2 Liverpool.

"What the teams are brilliant at is out of possession," Keane added. "That is the key for these teams. Even established international players can't deal with it because they are being put under pressure."

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The two teams remain a point apart in the Premier League title race, with Man City in control of their destiny. As long as Guardiola's side don't slip up in their final seven games, they will be crowned champions again.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are now relying on rivals to do them a favour after missing their chance to go two points clear of City.