Roy Keane in surprise 'honest' Jurgen Klopp claim after Liverpool manager admission

Roy Keane has made a surprise admission about Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp - claiming he would've liked to have played for the German.

The Manchester United midfielder lauded the departing Reds boss, who overlooked their return to winning ways in a 4-2 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur. Following Spurs' midweek defeat at Chelsea, Liverpool's place in next season's Champions League was already secured and they deservedly held a four-goal lead.

Mohamed Salah ended his wait for a goal from open play while Andy Robertson made it two-in-two to add a cushion going in at the break. Liverpool moved further ahead through Cody Gakpo and a stunner from Harvey Elliott before the North London club mounted a mini-fightback.

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The win over Ange Postecoglou's side was the penultimate match at Anfield for Klopp as he edges towards the end of his nine-year tenure on Merseyside. And the departing icon was lauded by the ex-Red Devils skipper.

"Look at the bigger picture and what he's done for this football club and it is fantastic," he said, speaking after the win.

"We talk about the type of football he's played, it's been very entertaining. He's giving young players a chance. They're back competing at the highest level and won some of the biggest prizes.

"He's also missed out and been close. This is a proper rollercoaster for him and one of his strengths is that he's an emotional guy. We see that on the sideline with him.

"He's a very honest manager and I don't think he plays too many games. He's not like this robot after games where he's almost just media-trained.

"He seems a very honest manager and I always try to picture if I was a player back in the day, I think I'd like to play for this guy."