Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp called out Roy Keane after taking exception to the former Republic of Ireland midfielder's assessment of the Reds' 3-1 defeat of Arsenal on Monday night.
Alexandre Lacazette gave the Gunners a 25th-minute lead but Andy Robertson, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota turned it around for the reigning Premier League champions.
Liverpool were impressive, though Arsenal certainly had their chances in an entertaining encounter, most notably through Lacazette who spurned a glorious one-on-one opportunity when his side trailed 2-1.
It meant Liverpool continued their perfect start to the campaign, but Klopp's post-match interview with Sky Sports focused on Keane, who was in the studio.
"Did I hear right that Mr Keane say we had a sloppy performance tonight, because I could hear you already?" the German said.
"Did he say that? This was a sloppy performance tonight? Maybe he spoke about another game. It cannot be this game, sorry.
"That's an incredible description of this game. This was absolutely exceptional. Nothing was sloppy, absolutely nothing. It was, from the first second, dominant against a team in form, 100% in form.
"About this game tonight, there is nothing bad to say."
🗣️ "Did Mr Keane say it was a sloppy performance? Maybe he is speaking about another game..." 👀— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 28, 2020
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Keane initially seemed to be taken off guard but he composed himself to offer up a defence.
"I think you might have misheard me," replied the Corkman. "I said there were sloppy moments but I think you have been outstanding.
"I've been giving the club nothing but praise. I'm not sure you heard me correctly there."