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Roy Keane teases Ian Wright for being ‘childish’ over iconic Liverpool sign This Is Anfield

Roy Keane spared Ian Wright no mercy when the two pundits locked horns over a Liverpool tradition that dates back to the Bill Shankly era.

Jurgen Klopp’s side kept themselves on track for an unprecedented quadruple by advancing to the FA Cup quarter-finals. However, they were forced to endure a late rally from Norwich before advancing courtesy of a 2-1 win. And with the Carabao Cup in the bag, Liverpool remain in the hunt to win three more trophies this season.

To that end, Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan has opened up about the pressure Liverpool are putting them under in the title race.

If Liverpool are to win the Quadruple, it will be the first time any side has ever pulled it off. Indeed, here Football 365 looks at other close failures to achieve such a feat over the years.

If Liverpool are to become the first to achieve it, they will rely on an awful amout of luck as well as skill.

One factor that may help them a long is a Liverpool tradition set up at the club under legendary boss Shankly.

Indeed, the Scotsman was the person responsible for the hanging of the famous ‘This Is Anfield’ sign at their ground. The iconic sign hangs over the entrance to the pitch, with Shankly sticking it up as a late intimidation tool to opponents.

Liverpool players though often like to touch the sign for good luck.

However, Arsenal legend Wright admits he used to touch the sign himself whenever as an opposition player visiting Anfield.

Keane with a dead-pan response on This is Anfield sign

Typically, that tradition was not replicated by Keane, with the Manchester United icon branding Wright “childish” for doing so.

Asked by host Mark Pougatch if he touched the sign, Wright replied: “Course, but I didn’t touch it when we were going out with the guys.

“When you went out for the warm-up, to look around, you touched it because it is iconic. I had to touch it, I’m not going to lie.

“I didn’t want them to see me because I didn’t want them to feel it was disrespectful, because it’s not that it was disrespectful, I just wanted to touch that sign.”

Asked the same question, Keane was predictably blunt and dead-pan in his response.

“Of course…


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