Klopp: How I predicted Keita’s ‘little drop’ in performances - 6 days ago, 12:25

By: Matthew Stead

Jurgen Klopp knew Naby Keita would take time to adjust to Liverpool’s “really demanding” style.

Keita joined Liverpool for £52.75m from RB Leipzig in the summer but has failed to realise the sort of form that persuaded the Reds to sign him in the first place.

The Guinean has shown glimpses of what he is capable of, but looked horribly out of sorts in the draw with West Ham last week.

He has struggled more than any other signing the Anfield club has made recently, but was much-improved in the win over Bournemouth.

The midfielder played a part in all three Liverpool goals in what Klopp felt was a “really important” display.

“A big step,” the manager said of Keita’s performance.

“We have a lot of options – Hendo maybe could have played. Adam [Lallana] could have played again, but it was clear that Naby was pretty much one of the first ...
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