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      Naby Keita Player Thread

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      rossyred
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      Reply #450: Nov 12, 2018 07:25:50 pm
      I think he got 2 mins today.

      What was the point?

      Some of Klopp subs leaves me scratching my head.

      Don't mention subs may upset people on here
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      Reply #451: Nov 12, 2018 09:33:52 pm
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      Reply #452: Nov 12, 2018 10:33:12 pm
      This is the guy that could bring so much to our midfield and the team in general. We have only seen a glimpse but he is like Kante on steroids just hope he is fit when the break is over we have some big games coming up and he could be the difference we need to take us to the next level.....and then again hey might not
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      Reply #453: Nov 13, 2018 11:45:21 am
      This is the guy that could bring so much to our midfield and the team in general. We have only seen a glimpse but he is like Kante on steroids just hope he is fit when the break is over we have some big games coming up and he could be the difference we need to take us to the next level.....and then again hey might not

      I agree mate, just need him to stay out of the treatment room and hopefully we will start to see what he is all about. The fact we're sitting in 2nd without really getting much from this lad (the signing I was most excited about) is promising.
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      Reply #454: Nov 28, 2018 10:27:26 pm
      Can't wait to start seeing more of this lad.
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      Reply #455: Nov 28, 2018 10:58:39 pm
      He ran at their defenders, that's what I want to see coming out of our midfield.
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      Reply #456: Nov 28, 2018 11:01:58 pm
      He ran at their defenders, that's what I want to see coming out of our midfield.
      Yep nice to see someone who wants to actually do something positive for a change.

      I think there's going to be a massive difference once both him and Fabinho are in the team.
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      Reply #457: Nov 28, 2018 11:09:51 pm
      The sooner this lad starts playing to the potential we expect he has, the better...
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      Reply #458: Nov 29, 2018 10:48:36 am
      Loved the way he turned Veratti inside out who then had to foul him to stop him going past.
      Something we have really missed since Ox got injured.

      Midfielders who can run with the ball with trickery and he has the added bonus he doesn’t mind clattering into opposition players if needed.

      Needs to be starting more often.
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      Reply #459: Nov 29, 2018 12:29:13 pm
      Loved the way he turned Veratti inside out who then had to foul him to stop him going past.
      Something we have really missed since Ox got injured.

      Midfielders who can run with the ball with trickery and he has the added bonus he doesn’t mind clattering into opposition players if needed.

      Needs to be starting more often.

      Yep almost gave him the motm for that move alone. Heaven forbid one of our midfield tries to take a player on.
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      Reply #460: Nov 29, 2018 07:59:57 pm
      It's good that we've got Keita effectively still waiting in the wings to be a force for us this season. There's every chance he will be a big player for us as the season goes on. Same goes for Fabinho. Our midfield woes are overstated. We've got plenty of good options.
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      Reply #461: Nov 29, 2018 11:19:23 pm
      Keita is da man that could force Jürgen to axe Henderson. Keita is so much better. I hope he plays and big against Everton to convince the boss he's in the 1st eleven from now on. I can't stand Henderson's housewife football anymore.
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      Reply #462: Nov 29, 2018 11:34:56 pm
      Had more dribbles in 20 minutes then the other 3 combined.Wow.
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      Reply #463: Nov 29, 2018 11:41:25 pm
      Keita is da man that could force Jürgen to axe Henderson. Keita is so much better. I hope he plays and big against Everton to convince the boss he's in the 1st eleven from now on. I can't stand Henderson's housewife football anymore.

      Housewife football ha ha
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      Reply #464: Nov 30, 2018 08:31:53 am
      Had more dribbles in 20 minutes then the other 3 combined.Wow.

      Has Henderson EVER dribbled the ball or made a forward run?
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      Reply #465: Nov 30, 2018 08:36:41 am
      Has Henderson EVER dribbled the ball or made a forward run?
      he did once, then he turned around remembering sides swap sides at half time.
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      Reply #466: Nov 30, 2018 08:51:31 am
      he did once, then he turned around remembering sides swap sides at half time.

      Good one ;D
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      Reply #467: Nov 30, 2018 09:28:02 am
      Time to throw this lad in from the start and see what he’s made of but I don’t think it will happen at the weekend. Expect to see Milner-Gini and Shakiri line up for the derby. Personally I’d have Keita in for Gini who has dipped a little bit of late.
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      Reply #468: Nov 30, 2018 03:05:36 pm
      I have something in my head for some time now but I'm not sure I can explain it properly in English so please forgive any mistake :D

      I think is it due to lack of quality of players to play alongside Naby (and also Fabinho) that make Klopp struggle to ease him into games. I mean the like of Hendo, Gini or Milner themselves are not at the level to tolerate the mistakes if any made by new/younger teammate who trying to settle into the team.  Please see the way Gomez adapt superbly into the team with world class partner such as VvD.  Or when we have Suarez we can ease Sterling into the team to let him develop.  Currently our midfielders no one even close to the level of VvD or Suarez so Klopp reluctant to introduce Naby or Fabinho into games that the result is really important.

      It's like Klopp do not trust the old guards than he do not trust his new signings.

           
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      Reply #469: Nov 30, 2018 03:11:28 pm
      I have something in my head for some time now but I'm not sure I can explain it properly in English so please forgive any mistake :D

      I think is it due to lack of quality of players to play alongside Naby (and also Fabinho) that make Klopp struggle to ease him into games. I mean the like of Hendo, Gini or Milner themselves are not at the level to tolerate the mistakes if any made by new/younger teammate who trying to settle into the team.  Please see the way Gomez adapt superbly into the team with world class partner such as VvD.  Or when we have Suarez we can ease Sterling into the team to let him develop.  Currently our midfielders no one even close to the level of VvD or Suarez so Klopp reluctant to introduce Naby or Fabinho into games that the result is really important.

      It's like Klopp do not trust the old guards than he do not trust his new signings.

           

      I think that is spot on, but I fing that odd, these aren't rookie players, they are all highly regarded international players. Klopp has to just take a chance on them, it might be one step back before you can move forwards but its certainly clear now that the future cannot be Henderson and Milner as a midfield duo.
      Against Everton I would be tempted to play Milner purely for his physical presence but I'd play him together with Fabinho and Keita or perhaps Gini and Shaquiri. I would then over the next few weeks get to a position where our main midfield would be Fabinho, Keita/Gini and Shaquiri.
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      Reply #470: Nov 30, 2018 05:15:38 pm
      I think that is spot on, but I fing that odd, these aren't rookie players, they are all highly regarded international players. Klopp has to just take a chance on them, it might be one step back before you can move forwards but its certainly clear now that the future cannot be Henderson and Milner as a midfield duo.
      Against Everton I would be tempted to play Milner purely for his physical presence but I'd play him together with Fabinho and Keita or perhaps Gini and Shaquiri. I would then over the next few weeks get to a position where our main midfield would be Fabinho, Keita/Gini and Shaquiri.

      I’m not sold on Fabinho yet, particularly in a game where the pace is frenetic and is not a lot of space in midfield. He looks good when the oppo are sitting off and he’s got time (much like Can did) but he is a bit clumsy/slow in possession when the heckled are flying in and he is also slow on the turn. For all the criticism Henderson gets he is quicker around the pitch than stab and he moves the ball more quickly (even if it sideways for much of the time). As for Keita he could be that marquee player that Skol has referred to, the one that lifts the performances of the others around him. He just needs a run of games and to stay fit.
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      Reply #471: Dec 02, 2018 06:42:03 pm
      Can see why he's not starting games, looked off the pace and had no real influence.
      Plenty of time though, needs to get his sharpness back.
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      Reply #472: Dec 02, 2018 08:31:30 pm
      Can see why he's not starting games, looked off the pace and had no real influence.
      Plenty of time though, needs to get his sharpness back.

      I think we need to try starting him. He played well the first 3 or 4 games of the season when he was starting, as did the team. Since then he has been getting bit parts - very hard for him to really get his sharpness ( and confidence) up playing wee cameos all the time. If we were playing great without him then I'd say fine, he'll have to wait, but we really need more link up play from midfield to attack, which on paper is what he is all about - think we need to give him a run in the team and see how he gets on.
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      Reply #473: Dec 02, 2018 08:37:30 pm
      I think we need to try starting him. He played well the first 3 or 4 games of the season when he was starting, as did the team. Since then he has been getting bit parts - very hard for him to really get his sharpness ( and confidence) up playing wee cameos all the time. If we were playing great without him then I'd say fine, he'll have to wait, but we really need more link up play from midfield to attack, which on paper is what he is all about - think we need to give him a run in the team and see how he gets on.

      Yea, started well, but the injury set him back. Just looks a bit off starting XI form imho, just needs to keep working hard in training and take his chance when it comes. We need them competing for places. Really hoping he'll be great when he gets going..
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      Reply #474: Dec 02, 2018 09:00:01 pm
      Yea, started well, but the injury set him back. Just looks a bit off starting XI form imho, just needs to keep working hard in training and take his chance when it comes. We need them competing for places. Really hoping he'll be great when he gets going..

      He pretty much ticks all the boxes for what we need. I'd be surprised if he doesn't turn out to be great signing. I'd get him in there now just cos I think we are looking flat and needing freshened up. But obviously we are not seeing all that Jürgen is seeing in training etc, so I could well be wrong. Purely as somebody on the outside looking in I'd take a chance on starting him again now, but either way I think he will work out well for us in the long run.
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      Reply #475: Dec 02, 2018 09:04:12 pm
      He is clearly not yet feeling at home here at Anfield but a bit like Fab come the New Year they could prove pivotal to our challenge for silverware. Still smiling ;D
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      Reply #476: Dec 05, 2018 09:52:52 pm
      Finally landed tonight. Only bright spark in that first half and he got better and better as he was surrounded by more talented players as the 2nd half wore on.

      Was so excited to sign him so hopefully he can really push on from here.
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      Reply #477: Dec 05, 2018 09:56:12 pm
      Well done Naby came alive tonight pity hart got a finger to that ball would have been a great way to open your account  ,good to have a midfielder driving forward .
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      Reply #478: Dec 05, 2018 10:03:48 pm
      Naby MOTM for me tonight, top save from Hart to deny him a great goal, couple of blocks later on to deny him as well.
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      Reply #479: Dec 05, 2018 10:07:11 pm
      Starting to see the Naby we were all expecting from the start, he is a star in the making.

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