"Waste of money", "Distinctly average" - Liverpool supporters have their say on Naby Keita

LFC Globe
7th January 2019
Naby Keita

Liverpool crashed out of the after a 2-1 defeat to , with supporters taking swipe at one player in particular.

Goals from Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves cancelled out 's equaliser in the second-half as the Reds bowed out in the third round of the FA Cup.

Jurgen Klopp's heavily rotated side looked disjointed throughout the and in truth the Reds disappointingly failed to get out of third gear.

Naby Keita started alongside and in midfield and was one of nine changes Klopp made to his lineup.

The Guinean has had a difficult start to his Reds career, despite early promise, and had been an unused substitute in the last three league games.

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Speaking ahead of the game, Jurgen Klopp called Keita an "outstanding" talent, saying: “I'm really looking forward to our common future because you see every day: wow, there's so much to come, so much influence he can have on each game.”

Keita had a 94% pass success rate against Wolves whilst making four tackles and a total of 43 touches, however some supporters took to social media to air their frustrations over the midfielder.

Whilst Keita's performance is clearly a worry for certain supporters, it must be remembered that suffered a similar narrative after his move to Liverpool last summer.

Oxlade-Chamberlain went on to become an integral part of the squad before his long-term injury and the hope will be that Keita can replicate his performances.

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