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      Naby Keita Player Thread

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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1250: Apr 27, 2021 08:05:35 pm
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1251: Apr 27, 2021 08:13:25 pm

      Where do you expect him to go 🤷‍♂️
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1252: Apr 27, 2021 11:33:22 pm
      I think he’s been written off by Juergen and we will struggle to find a buyer with his injury record. Could see out the rest of his contract jumping from loan to loan.

      It could have been all very different for him and us.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1253: Apr 27, 2021 11:54:53 pm
      I think he’s been written off by Juergen and we will struggle to find a buyer with his injury record. Could see out the rest of his contract jumping from loan to loan.

      It could have been all very different for him and us.

      Just never really know what you're going to get signing new players do you?

      He looked like a world beater for Leipzig and seemed fine physically. Arrives here and is an immediate crock barely played in his three seasons so far.

      We have a bit of a track record with these over the years, Aquilani, Kewell, Cole, Sturridge, Carroll, Matip, Shaqiri. We always seem to carry our share of crocks every season, and it feels like we do more than other clubs.

      We need to make sure our next signings have no fitness issues. Which is why I'm a bit unsure about Konate as good a player as he is.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1254: Apr 28, 2021 12:14:11 am
      Keep telling myself he’s still young,  not to forget how good he was at Leipzig etc. and of the glimpses of class we’ve seen from him. I was massively in favour of us signing him at the beginning but there comes a point where you have to break out and ensconce yourself in the team or you move on.

      Injuries have largely prevented him but too often he hasn’t made enough of an impression either and my feeling is he may get one last chance next season if he’s lucky. As much as anything else I think this will be the result of the amount we spent on him and the impact of the pandemic on finances of other clubs.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1255: May 02, 2021 08:35:41 pm
      Missing from the squad again today?

      I think I saw only 8 subs instead of 9?

      Bet he had some sort of last minute mishap in the team hotel. Got himself trapped inside the Corby trouser press in his room.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1256: May 04, 2021 06:02:03 pm
      Naby Keita’s agent (@MalickKebe8):

      “The day that Coach Klopp gets Naby Keita to play in his favorite role, you see what he will bring to Liverpool. He is a playmaker, not a scavenger.”

      😳 https://t.co/sB8PJCOVgI
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1257: May 04, 2021 06:32:41 pm
      Naby Keita’s agent (@MalickKebe8):

      “The day that Coach Klopp gets Naby Keita to play in his favorite role, you see what he will bring to Liverpool. He is a playmaker, not a scavenger.”

      😳 https://t.co/sB8PJCOVgI

      That's an interesting take. But before he can be a playmaker he needs to be stay fit!
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1258: May 04, 2021 07:02:13 pm
      Naby Keita’s agent (@MalickKebe8):

      “The day that Coach Klopp gets Naby Keita to play in his favorite role, you see what he will bring to Liverpool. He is a playmaker, not a scavenger.”

      😳 https://t.co/sB8PJCOVgI

      Forget "playmaker" and just "play" first you waste of £50m
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1259: May 04, 2021 07:12:23 pm
      That's an interesting take. But before he can be a playmaker he needs to be stay fit!

      Yep going to struggle if not fit not sure on his Leipzig position whether given more free reign but that ain't going to work in our system really
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1260: May 04, 2021 08:20:38 pm
      Not a good take when an agent suddenly think's they're a managerial genius.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1261: May 04, 2021 10:26:36 pm
      not to forget how good he was at Leipzig

      Was he though

      He's the sort of previously unheard of foreign player that used to get signed after having a good World Cup back in the day

      I remember youtubing Keita's highlights reel from that season he was supposed to be a cross between Steven Gerrard and N'Golo Kanté

      I remember being very underwhelmed and saying to me arl fella how little you get these days for £50m

      Shots the keeper should have got to, lucky bobbles, shinned goals, goals from so close in that even Ronnie Rosenthal couldn't have missed

      Truth is he was never as good as he was cracked up to be - nor is the Bundesliga - and all the people who massively overrated him will now always be able to claim that it was his injuries that stopped him being the greatest player the world had ever seen blah blah

      3 years and not a single MOTM award in my little black book, his goal against Chelsea last season the one single highlight of his LFC career and even that was when the pressure was off cos his teammates had put in 6 months of back-to-back superhuman performances

      He's taken LFC for an incredible amount of wages for zero return on the pitch considering his agent claims he's not a scavenger

      Time to go be a playmaker somewhere else please

      Just hope his agent kept a copy of Keita's Leipzig videos, so he's got something to show a prospective buyer
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1262: May 04, 2021 10:52:18 pm
      Was he though

      He's the sort of previously unheard of foreign player that used to get signed after having a good World Cup back in the day

      I remember youtubing Keita's highlights reel from that season he was supposed to be a cross between Steven Gerrard and N'Golo Kanté

      I remember being very underwhelmed and saying to me arl fella how little you get these days for £50m

      Shots the keeper should have got to, lucky bobbles, shinned goals, goals from so close in that even Ronnie Rosenthal couldn't have missed

      Truth is he was never as good as he was cracked up to be - nor is the Bundesliga - and all the people who massively overrated him will now always be able to claim that it was his injuries that stopped him being the greatest player the world had ever seen blah blah

      3 years and not a single MOTM award in my little black book, his goal against Chelsea last season the one single highlight of his LFC career and even that was when the pressure was off cos his teammates had put in 6 months of back-to-back superhuman performances

      He's taken LFC for an incredible amount of wages for zero return on the pitch considering his agent claims he's not a scavenger

      Time to go be a playmaker somewhere else please

      Just hope his agent kept a copy of Keita's Leipzig videos, so he's got something to show a prospective buyer

      F**k me. What a load of sh*te this is.

      Naby Keita, because of his price tag, will down as one of our worst ever signings admittedly. The third most expensive signing in our history and he’s barely played. It’s been a shocker of a signing in truth.

      But, just because you weren’t impressed from a 90 second YouTube clip you watched with your dad doesn’t mean he’s a sh*te player. Far from it.

      I watched him closely for several months before joining us and he is a top player. ‘His injuries and bla bla’ have clearly had an impact on him and he has never been able to put a run of games together. He’s not the first player to struggle under klopps intense regime and he won’t be the last either.

      As for his agent calling him a playmaker, thats just a load of sh*te too. He is a box to box midfielder and doesn’t have the feet (and probably football brain too) to play in that role. A playmaker is somebody like David silva and that is something keita is definitely not.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1263: May 04, 2021 11:32:52 pm
      Was he though

      He's the sort of previously unheard of foreign player that used to get signed after having a good World Cup back in the day

      I remember youtubing Keita's highlights reel from that season he was supposed to be a cross between Steven Gerrard and N'Golo Kanté

      I remember being very underwhelmed and saying to me arl fella how little you get these days for £50m

      Shots the keeper should have got to, lucky bobbles, shinned goals, goals from so close in that even Ronnie Rosenthal couldn't have missed

      Truth is he was never as good as he was cracked up to be - nor is the Bundesliga - and all the people who massively overrated him will now always be able to claim that it was his injuries that stopped him being the greatest player the world had ever seen blah blah

      3 years and not a single MOTM award in my little black book, his goal against Chelsea last season the one single highlight of his LFC career and even that was when the pressure was off cos his teammates had put in 6 months of back-to-back superhuman performances

      He's taken LFC for an incredible amount of wages for zero return on the pitch considering his agent claims he's not a scavenger

      Time to go be a playmaker somewhere else please

      Just hope his agent kept a copy of Keita's Leipzig videos, so he's got something to show a prospective buyer

      Yeah it’s all opinions at the end of the day. I saw him a couple of times for Leipzig and was fairly impressed with his range of play. Did anybody other than perhaps the scouts watch all of his games? I think he must have done quite well at Leipzig to end up in the team of the season awards and for Klopp to be quite so determined to bring him to the club. Salif Diao he ain’t.

      I think there is definitely a player in there but between injuries and bottle it hasn’t worked out and that relative to the fee you’d therefore have to say it has been a very poor return for the outlay and, equally as important, the opportunity cost —this being magnified even more by our current predicament.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1264: May 05, 2021 02:04:06 pm
      I watched him closely for several months before joining us and he is a top player.

      There is an obvious problem with that statement.

      He isn't.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1265: May 05, 2021 07:10:20 pm
      There is an obvious problem with that statement.

      He isn't.

      Or he hasn't played enough first team football to form an opinion!
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      Reply #1266: May 05, 2021 07:53:07 pm
      There is an obvious problem with that statement.

      He isn't.

      He isn't a top footballer ? Are we still pissed off with Naby for Madrid game or that he is always injured maybe . As far as I can remember the games he has played he has generally been quite good in most games and steady away can count the amount of shockers he has had on one hand
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1267: May 05, 2021 08:00:40 pm
      He isn't a top footballer ? Are we still pissed off with Naby for Madrid game or that he is always injured maybe . As far as I can remember the games he has played he has generally been quite good in most games and steady away can count the amount of shockers he has had on one hand

      Keita is indisputably a top player/talent. He had the opportunity to come in and be a game-changer for us, but instead spent his time in the treatment room. Whenever he's had a run of games he has shown his quality but it didn't go long before he got hurt again. An absolute crying shame.

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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1268: May 05, 2021 08:23:35 pm
      He’s been nothing short of a disaster.

      Up there with Carroll, Markovic and Aqualiani.

      Absolute sh*te!
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1269: May 05, 2021 09:58:19 pm
      He is sh*te. Fit or not, he is just sh*t. Complete waste of the kit. End of discussion.
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      Reply #1270: May 05, 2021 11:48:38 pm
      He’s been nothing short of a disaster.

      Up there with Carroll, Markovic and Aqualiani.

      Absolute sh*te!

      This!

      All that "look at him when he's fit" bollox doesn't cut it for me.

      He's never fit.

      Get rid
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1271: May 06, 2021 03:21:39 am
      Keita needs to go. Not only is he made of glass, he also is soft in tackling and slow. He looked good at Leipzig because they are not elite. Yes, he can play world class passes, but in 90% of cases we play against bus-parking teams where those passes do not work. Keita is best when he has the ball and space and nobody is challenging him. He‘d be a hell of a player in the 80s.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1272: May 06, 2021 06:35:03 am
      For the sake of the argument, I don't agree with the ''he's sh*te'' statement. If fit and given time to play into form he's very very good. Problem is he can't stay fit and thus we won't be seeing that ''very good'' more than 3 or 4 games at a time if we even get to see it (considering he almost did not play at all this season).

      Try to get the best price we can and move on.

      Maybe we are already shopping him around and his agent knows that. This would explain the ''let's divert the attention from my client's obvious fitness issues by taking a dig at the manager'' comment trying to maybe attract some interest from decent clubs because I can't see any big club being interested in him after the disastrous year he just had.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1273: May 06, 2021 01:54:57 pm
      Even at his very best he would need to play with 2 work horses to shine. If he's not got 2 of Hendo/Fab/Milner and at a push Gini then he's a liability.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #1274: May 06, 2021 03:26:39 pm
      Wonder if Jürgen has thought maybe just shut him down for the rest of this season unless he really needs him and let him get as fit as possible for off-season, hit the drawing board and give him one more shot to stay healthy and available next season? Probably not, but just a thought.

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