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      Naby Keita Player Thread

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      Reply #525: Jan 04, 2019 11:42:44 am
      I dunno. Keita did cost ~60 Mio. and his midfield competitors are Henderson, Milner and Wijnaldum, guys that wouldn't even sell for 30 Mio. Under these circumstances it's suspicious that he's not the undisputed king of midfield and an easy starting player.
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      Reply #526: Jan 04, 2019 11:47:18 am
      I dunno. Keita did cost ~60 Mio. and his midfield competitors are Henderson, Milner and Wijnaldum, guys that wouldn't even sell for 30 Mio. Under these circumstances it's suspicious that he's not the undisputed king of midfield and an easy starting player.
      That starting trio probably have an embarrassing video of Klopp. Probably Klopp in a tutu.
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      Reply #527: Jan 04, 2019 11:57:31 am
      I dunno. Keita did cost ~60 Mio. and his midfield competitors are Henderson, Milner and Wijnaldum, guys that wouldn't even sell for 30 Mio. Under these circumstances it's suspicious that he's not the undisputed king of midfield and an easy starting player.

      If you didn't only start watching Liverpool FC 3 months ago you would know Klopp beds his new players in slowly and does not integrate them into the starting 11 until he is confident they are ready.

      So clearly Keita is not ready yet.
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      Reply #528: Jan 04, 2019 11:59:56 am
      If you didn't only start watching Liverpool FC 3 months ago you would know Klopp beds his new players in slowly and does not integrate them into the starting 11 until he is confident they are ready.

      So clearly Keita is not ready yet.

      what exactly do you mean by ready? Ready to play the dull negative football like Hendo and Milner do or ready to inject some forward momentum into the midfield with incisive passing and runs?
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      Reply #529: Jan 04, 2019 12:30:15 pm
      Perhaps attitude, performances in training may explain why he can't get a game?

      Perhaps it's the performances of midfielders that are arguably ahead of him, on current form?

      The curious case of Naby Keita rumbles on.... I expect him to play in the FA Cup Vs. Wolves, though.
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      Reply #530: Jan 04, 2019 12:31:57 pm
      I dunno. Keita did cost ~60 Mio. and his midfield competitors are Henderson, Milner and Wijnaldum, guys that wouldn't even sell for 30 Mio. Under these circumstances it's suspicious that he's not the undisputed king of midfield and an easy starting player.

      He hasn't been playing well enough. Simple.
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      Reply #531: Jan 04, 2019 01:02:33 pm
      If you didn't only start watching Liverpool FC 3 months ago you would know Klopp beds his new players in slowly and does not integrate them into the starting 11 until he is confident they are ready.

      Not players of Keita's caliber. VVD started right away and Keita - talentwise - is in VVD's category. Therefore it's suspicious. Keita has the potential to compete with Mbappe or Neymar in terms of superstardom. That's how talented he is but you don't see it yet. Just wondering, of course we can nothing do than be patient, Jürgen won't throw Keita under the bus publicly.
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      Reply #532: Jan 04, 2019 01:50:53 pm
      If you didn't only start watching Liverpool FC 3 months ago you would know Klopp beds his new players in slowly and does not integrate them into the starting 11 until he is confident they are ready.

      So clearly Keita is not ready yet.

      Not ready? If I remember correctly before his first injury he was setting the world on fire as he got game time. Something's up...either Jürgen isn't happy with his performances or his fitness is off or something. It's just weird. Although, Jürgen does tend to pick the Milner-Hendo-Gini midfield for our biggest opponents.
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      Reply #533: Jan 04, 2019 01:53:21 pm
      Not ready? If I remember correctly before his first injury he was setting the world on fire as he got game time. Something's up...either Jürgen isn't happy with his performances or his fitness is off or something. It's just weird. Although, Jürgen does tend to pick the Milner-Hendo-Gini midfield for our biggest opponents.

      He really wasn’t mate.

      Looked excellent against West Ham but been troubled with niggles on and off since.

      Never looked anything like the player he’s gonna be other than that match and a half decent game vs Burnley.

      Absolutely no performance basis for picking him to start last night.
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      Reply #534: Jan 04, 2019 03:58:58 pm
      Really needs to start showing something. By this stage I think we’d all have been expecting him to be one of the first names on the team sheet, especially when it came to playing City.
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      Reply #535: Jan 04, 2019 04:01:10 pm
      Really needs to start showing something. By this stage I think we’d all have been expecting him to be one of the first names on the team sheet, especially when it came to playing City.

      Those few niggles and knocks just slowed any real runs in the team, we have a much kinder second half of the season, there’ll be no lack of games. To be honest I can see him getting the 90 against Wolves.

      But I do agree, we would all have hoped for more of him at this point.
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      Reply #536: Jan 04, 2019 04:09:40 pm
      Mahrez and the Kante are not big fellas I think Naby will come good very soon and he will be like an explosion of positivity
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      Reply #537: Jan 04, 2019 05:59:48 pm
      Best CM at the club.
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      Reply #538: Jan 07, 2019 01:48:08 am
      Not players of Keita's caliber. VVD started right away and Keita - talentwise - is in VVD's category. Therefore it's suspicious. Keita has the potential to compete with Mbappe or Neymar in terms of superstardom. That's how talented he is but you don't see it yet. Just wondering, of course we can nothing do than be patient, Jürgen won't throw Keita under the bus publicly.

      Naby may go on and light the world on fire, or at the very least he easily gets into the starting 11 for years to come, but to compare his talent to VVD isn’t accurate. VVD immediately made us better and performed night in and night out. Naby hasn’t done that, if he had it would be impossible to keep him out the 11. VVD took us from pretenders to contenders over night. He’s the best CB in the world. I don’t see that in Kieta.
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      Reply #539: Jan 07, 2019 07:04:46 am
      I personal believe Keita will be one of the best midfielders in Europe come next season
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      Reply #540: Jan 07, 2019 08:06:37 am
      I personal believe Keita will be one of the best midfielders in Europe come next season

      I would like to see him be the best midfielder in Europe this season and help us win the league.
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      Reply #541: Jan 07, 2019 08:33:33 am
      Every time I've seen him he looks very promising, perhaps he's one of those players who needs a good run of games, lets keep him in the midfield for the next 3-4 games and rotate others in alongside him, if he still doesn't make the grade then we reevaluate then.
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      Reply #542: Jan 07, 2019 08:40:54 am
      Every time I've seen him he looks very promising, perhaps he's one of those players who needs a good run of games, lets keep him in the midfield for the next 3-4 games and rotate others in alongside him, if he still doesn't make the grade then we reevaluate then.

      I think that is the problem he has not had a good run of matches to establish himself in the team.Also I think he has carried a few injuries this season.
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      Reply #543: Jan 07, 2019 08:59:35 am
      I think that is the problem he has not had a good run of matches to establish himself in the team.Also I think he has carried a few injuries this season.

      He’s a huge talent and will be a star I think Billy.

      BUT

      Let’s not beat about the bush - other than maybe a game and a half (West Ham / Burnley) - he’s not given Jürgen anything like a selection headache so far with his performances.....

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      Reply #544: Jan 07, 2019 09:24:13 am
      I think we'll see the best of him next season after he settles in the league.

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      Reply #545: Jan 07, 2019 09:25:38 am
      I think we'll see the best of him next season after he settles in the league.



      Agreed Si
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      Reply #546: Jan 07, 2019 09:26:38 am
      He’s a huge talent and will be a star I think Billy.

      BUT

      Let’s not beat about the bush - other than maybe a game and a half (West Ham / Burnley) - he’s not given Jürgen anything like a selection headache so far with his performances.....



      I'd love to see Keita and Fabinho given a good run of games now to establish themselves in the team, with otther midfielders rotated in, this would give them good game time and give the other midfielders a bit of a breather.
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      Reply #547: Jan 07, 2019 01:20:15 pm
      I think we'll see the best of him next season after he settles in the league.



      Think he'll be on fire once he overcomes the language barrier and his injury niggles.
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      Reply #548: Jan 07, 2019 09:51:04 pm
      Showed why he's not in the PL starting XI. Or even coming on as sub.
      Don't know what's up with him - he doesn't look sharp, or even too interested.
      Will be patient, but expect a LOT more from a big signing.
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      Reply #549: Jan 07, 2019 10:09:35 pm
      Runs up too many blind alleys, needs to get passes off a lot quicker.

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