Burnley manager Sean Dyche deserves a lot of credit for Michael Keane’s success at Everton, according to Paul Robinson.
The former England number one, who worked with the pair while at Turf Moor between 2015 and 2017, told Football Insider that Dyche was “key” to Keane’s development.
Keane, 28, produced a brilliant display at Liverpool on Saturday as Carlo Ancelotti’s side ended a 22-year wait for a win at Anfield.
He won 71 per cent of his duels and completed 92 percent of his passes to help his side to a 2-1 victory.
The England international has been one of the Toffees’ standout performers this season and has started all but two of their Premier League fixtures.
When asked for his assessment of his former teammate Keane’s performance, Robinson told Football Insider: “Keano has always had great potential.
“He came to Blackburn on loan when I was there and you could see real potential in him.
“I then played with him at Burnley and you could see the development. He had grown in stature.
“His progression under Sean Dyche was amazing and that is what really made him. He learned how to do the hard part of defending. Sean Dyche was key to Keano’s development.
“Consistency was the big thing for him. At times he has had a mistake in him but that seems to have been ironed out of his game.
“He has gone onto another level under Ancelotti. We are seeing that in his performances this season.”