Jamie Carragher defends Roy Keane over Sky Sports punditry

Jamie Carragher insists Roy Keane is a "delight" to work with despite recent criticism of the Sky Sports pundit.

Keane came under fire for his remarks at the weekend after he branded Kyle Walker an "idiot" for his "car crash" defending against Liverpool.

The Irishman also targeted Walker's Manchester City teammate Sergio Aguero, calling the Argentine "overweight".

Keane's fearsome reputation as a player has carried over to his distinguished punditry career, though some believe he goes too far in his criticism of players and managers.

In June, he declared he wanted to start "swinging punches" at David de Gea after the Manchester United goalkeeper made a costly mistake in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

But Carragher insists Keane is a pleasure to work alongside and praised his colleague for his unique "style".

"I think he's a delight on Sky, one of the best pundits out there," Carragher told talkSPORT . "He's the master with one line. Kills someone, finishes someone off.

"That's Roy Keane's style and he's the best at it. When you work with people like that it keeps you on your toes.

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"You have a team and everyone brings something different."

Carragher was also asked if he was nervous when he was first due to work with Keane, to which he responded: "I don't get intimidated by people normally, I just be myself.

"I remember I went down to breakfast and he was there on his own. I sat with him for an hour talking football and you know what?

"You hear stories about players all the time, people say they are a hot head, they are this and that, and I meet them and they are fine.

"He doesn't drink. He came on the Christmas night out with Sky but didn't drink. He is a tea man, but he came in and got involved."

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