Richard Keys reacts on Twitter to Liverpool comeback, makes blunt West Ham remark

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Richard Keys suggests that Liverpool and Manchester City can win the Europa League and Champions League respectively this season.

Well-known sports presenter Richard Keys has suggested on social networking site Twitter that Liverpool and Manchester City can conquer Europe this season.

Liverpool have progressed to the semi-finals of the Europa League this campaign, while City have booked their place in the last four of the Champions League.

Manuel Pellegrini’s City got the better of French giants Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate in the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, the Reds staged a stunning comeback against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie on Thursday evening.

Liverpool won the match 4-3 to go through 5-4 on aggregate, and Keys has suggested on Twitter that the Reds could go all the way in the competition.

The former Sky Sports presenter has also given his strong views on West Ham’s Olympic Stadium deal.

According to BBC Sport, the Hammers will have to pay a basic rent of £2.5m a year for the stadium (for further details on the deal, click here).

The deal has come under criticism by some footballing figures, including former chairman of Leyton Orient, Barry Hearn, who told BBC Sport: "The stadium cost £270m to convert, it cost nearly £600m to build and on the face of it West Ham got access to it for £15m, and are paying the equivalent of £100,000 a game.

"Frankly it was a hot potato that (current London mayor) Boris Johnson and the LLDC wanted to get rid of. They wanted to close a deal at any price and they will say - quite rightly - that's because we didn't have anyone else. I think my dog could have negotiated a better deal on behalf of the taxpayer.”

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