Keane boycotted Everton clash

The summer signing from Tottenham did not turn up at Anfield after manager Rafael Benitez replaced him with French youngster David Ngog on the bench.

Benitez said: “We have a good squad and Keane was not selected.

“I have not seen him so I don’t know how he has reacted. But every player wants to be involved so I would expect he is not happy.

“Ngog scored twice for the reserves in their last match, so he was a good option. And we have Ryan Babel and Lucas who can play forward, so we were well covered.”