Bitter Keane ‘wouldn’t keep winners medal’

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Former Liverpool striker Robbie Keane says he would not be interested in a Premier League winners medal if the Reds were to go on and win the title this season.

Keane left Anfield last week after just six months on Merseyside. As the Republic of Ireland striker played more than 10 league games for the club, he would qualify for a winners medal if Rafa Benitez’s men went on to win the title this May.

But Keane, who this week admitted his frustration during his short time at Anfield, says it means nothing to him now and is fully focussed as a Tottenham player.

“It would mean nothing at all to me now. My brother is a Liverpool fan so I’d probably give it to him.

“The way I look at it is that a medal means something when you are a part of the squad and involved in winning a trophy.

“When you are in and out of the squad and not involved in games, there are times when you don’t feel part of it.

“Next month’s Carling Cup final means more to me because I’m a Tottenham player now, even though I can’t play.

“Liverpool is gone. It’s the past. What happens there now is not my problem.”

Funny that, Robbie, because when you signed for us last summer, you told press:

“It is a dream come true. I have been a massive fan all my life and to be sat here today is overwhelming.”

You also said in the same interview:

You don’t just come into a club and expect to walk straight into the team; you have to earn your place and I am looking forward to doing that.

Keane is set to make his return to a Spurs shirt in Sunday’s North London derby against Arsenal at White Hart Lane (1.30pm kick-off).

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