Manchester United legend Roy Keane has told Liverpool senior players they're to blame for Kenny Dalglish's sacking.

Keane wrote in The Sun: "Maybe I'm stuck in the past but, as a player, your pride should be hurt when a manager loses his job because it means you haven't done yours.

"That's what I felt when Brian Clough left Nottingham Forest after we were relegated in 1993.

"Kenny Dalglish was sacked after Liverpool finished eighth, 37 points behind Manchester City and Manchester United.

"That's not good enough for a club of their standing but winning the Carling Cup and reaching the final of the FA Cup should have bought him a bit more time.

"Gerrard is a great player and we've all seen him win games on his own. That's fine but a captain doesn't just play well himself, he gets the others to play well.

"Does Gerrard do that? I'm not so sure. Carragher and Reina have been around long enough to know what's required and Johnson is the England right-back. What have they done to help?

"Have they invited new arrivals over for a meal or gone for a game of snooker with them to make sure they're all right?"