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      Naby Keita Player Thread

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      Scottbot
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #400: Sep 30, 2018 07:36:37 pm
      Time to elevate this lad to the starting line up for me. I like the way Klopp likes to gradually blood new players but Keita looks ready for prime time. He gives us so much mobility in there when he plays, added to which he plays on the half turn and is comfortably our most forward thinking midfielder. Has to start on Sunday vs City.
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      Reply #401: Sep 30, 2018 08:12:45 pm
      Time to elevate this lad to the starting line up for me. I like the way Klopp likes to gradually blood new players but Keita looks ready for prime time. He gives us so much mobility in there when he plays, added to which he plays on the half turn and is comfortably our most forward thinking midfielder. Has to start on Sunday vs City.

      Had a great cameo vs Chelsea, didn't he? Saving heading right at the death and some sumptuous attacking play. He needs to be a 100% starter, and as you mentioned, he is our most forward thinking midfielder. I still dream of him and Fabinho/Wijnaldum in a double pivot with Shaqiri as the 10!!
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      Reply #402: Sep 30, 2018 08:40:08 pm
      Had a great cameo vs Chelsea, didn't he? Saving heading right at the death and some sumptuous attacking play. He needs to be a 100% starter, and as you mentioned, he is our most forward thinking midfielder. I still dream of him and Fabinho/Wijnaldum in a double pivot with Shaqiri as the 10!!


      It will happen but not whilst the games are coming thick & fast.. Klopp you may have noticed has gone with the tried and tested midfield players..
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #403: Sep 30, 2018 09:46:40 pm
      Milner - Wijnaldum - Keita

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      Reply #404: Sep 30, 2018 09:54:44 pm
      Think Keita is well worth a starting place, by now. Why sign the player otherwise ?
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      Reply #405: Sep 30, 2018 09:58:42 pm
      Think Keita is well worth a starting place, by now. Why sign the player otherwise ?

      To keep Mane happy :D
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      Reply #406: Oct 01, 2018 06:11:48 pm
      Think Keita is well worth a starting place, by now. Why sign the player otherwise ?

      Maybe Klopp likes to have options and wants players fighting to show they should be starting.
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      Reply #407: Oct 01, 2018 10:12:33 pm
      Maybe Klopp likes to have options and wants players fighting to show they should be starting.

      Shrewd thinking by Klopp, keeping everyone on their toes, so to speak.
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      Reply #408: Oct 04, 2018 07:41:17 am
      Went to hospital for 'emergency health checks' apparently 😔
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      Reply #409: Oct 04, 2018 07:44:09 am
      Wonder if it happened in warm up - his decision making, passing and everything was shot to sh*t last night.

      I thought he was a liability while he played - not the player we waited for and have we’ve already seen in patches.

      Hope he’s fit soon.
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      Reply #410: Oct 04, 2018 09:49:43 am
      Given the all clear thankfully.

      While im here though he's not made the impact I thought he would. There are glimpses but there needs to be a lot more consistent in hia game and I'm hoping that comes the more he settles to his new surroundings.
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      Reply #411: Oct 04, 2018 09:51:15 am
      Given the all clear thankfully.

      While im here though he's not made the impact I thought he would. There are glimpses but there needs to be a lot more consistent in hia game and I'm hoping that comes the more he settles to his new surroundings.

      Will come when his communication improves.
      Movement is there but often it's too similar to the front 3.
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      Reply #412: Oct 04, 2018 09:56:36 am
      Wonder if it happened in warm up - his decision making, passing and everything was shot to sh*t last night.

      I thought he was a liability while he played - not the player we waited for and have we’ve already seen in patches.

      Hope he’s fit soon.

      I agree, he didn't look right from the first whistle.
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      Reply #413: Oct 04, 2018 09:58:53 am
      Given the all clear thankfully.

      While im here though he's not made the impact I thought he would. There are glimpses but there needs to be a lot more consistent in hia game and I'm hoping that comes the more he settles to his new surroundings.

      That is very good news. I've seen more than enough already to suggest that both he and Fabinho will be superb additions to the team, they just need to "get" the system a bit more but even at this time I'd be starting them both, certainly Keita and we desperately need more creativity in midfield.
      Plus can we please go and buy Fekir in January, that lad is wasted in the Lyon team.
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      Reply #414: Oct 04, 2018 10:22:47 am
      Clearly he was having a back issue since the beginning of the game which explains his poor performance before be went off.

      The guy is pure quality he hasn't shown close to his capabilities yet.
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      Reply #415: Oct 04, 2018 10:22:58 am
      I love this guy, think he'll be an incredible player for us but last night was horrible. Not sure he managed to keep hold of the ball once, and hate to say it but it was almost a case of putting him out of his misery when he went off. Hope it's just the fact he was carrying an injury but his control, decision making and execution was way off.
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      Reply #416: Oct 04, 2018 12:39:43 pm
      I love this guy, think he'll be an incredible player for us but last night was horrible. Not sure he managed to keep hold of the ball once, and hate to say it but it was almost a case of putting him out of his misery when he went off. Hope it's just the fact he was carrying an injury but his control, decision making and execution was way off.

      Obviously it was because he was carrying an injury, you don't need to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce that one
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      Reply #417: Oct 07, 2018 10:52:26 pm
      he is nowhere near commanding a starting place from what we have seen recently. Today he was way off and he doesn't look confident either he is going to need time to settle in.
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      Reply #418: Oct 07, 2018 11:02:56 pm
      he is nowhere near commanding a starting place from what we have seen recently. Today he was way off and he doesn't look confident either he is going to need time to settle in.

      I agree. I am still wary of his role and pinning that down to why he hasn't been at his best.

      People talk about our lack of creativity, even some suggesting we should sign a creative player,  but have him play in a more deeper central role and I think a lot may be surprised. From controlling the middle,  initiating attacks to final balls and driving forward, he has everything to play at the heart of the midfield and will give us a new dimension.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #419: Oct 08, 2018 03:59:34 am
      I suspect he still prolly wasn't 100% for this game, and came on earlier than expected.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #420: Oct 08, 2018 07:36:36 am
      I suspect he still prolly wasn't 100% for this game, and came on earlier than expected.

      That was my thinking too
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      Reply #421: Oct 08, 2018 08:44:21 am
      I don't think he quite knew what his role was today.
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      Reply #422: Oct 08, 2018 09:45:56 pm
      At least some flashes show the potential. He's a better footballer than Gini, Hendo or Milly. He will start soon, but right now he's not ready. Fabinho is far more concerning for he didn't even show flashes.
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      Reply #423: Oct 08, 2018 10:37:16 pm
      At least some flashes show the potential. He's a better footballer than Gini, Hendo or Milly. He will start soon, but right now he's not ready. Fabinho is far more concerning for he didn't even show flashes.

      How many Monaco games did you watch?

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      Reply #424: Oct 08, 2018 10:45:30 pm
      How many Monaco games did you watch?

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      But I watched him in preseason with us. And when I look how quickly real talents like Salah or Mané were integrated then I wonder if Fabinho can really help us.

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