By Laura O’Leary
Manchester United favourite Roy Keane blasted Liverpool despite watching the side defeat Maribor 3-0 in the Champions League.
During ITV’s coverage of the Champions League highlights, the outspoken pundit shockingly dismissed Liverpool’s chances of winning a trophy this season.
He said: “It’s hard to get excited about Liverpool, to me they are going nowhere fast.
“Come the end of the season when the prizes are being given out, Liverpool will be nowhere near them.”
Keane won the Champions League during Manchester United treble winning season, but did not play in the final due to a suspension.
Keane received a yellow card in the second leg of the semi-final against Juventus which led to his suspension.
Liverpool currently lead their Champions League group after the victory against Maribor, sitting a point clear of Sevilla.
However, the Reds do have a much superior goal difference over Sevilla, having thrashed Maribor 7-0 in their first meeting.
Liverpool have put themselves in a more than promising position to qualify from their group and reach the knockout stages, a stage they have not reached since 2009.
In other competitions, Liverpool currently sit sixth in the league after 10 games played with 16 points.
That puts them 12 points behind league leaders Manchester City.
However, the Reds have no chance of lifting the League Cup this season, having been knocked out by Leicester City in September.
Liverpool’s next game is this Saturday in the league, when they travel to face a struggling West Ham United.