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      Naby Keita Player Thread

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      CT_LFC
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #690: Feb 11, 2019 02:44:24 pm
      That was the Keita we paid all that money for. A complete performance out of him in a crucially important game. We saw him pressure opponents, be disruptive and recovering the ball, carrying it across the midfield and putting through a beautiful pass to Bobby for our 3rd.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #691: Feb 11, 2019 07:17:22 pm
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #692: Feb 11, 2019 09:28:29 pm

      Most telling stat from that article for me was his passing accuracy % being higher than any other player in the team. As, the three games prior he was being quite wasteful in possession but that's quite the turn around, obviously he needs to continue in that vain but looks like his improving most definetlety.

      Apart from Salah he is the player I am most excited to watch in the team and I just hope he continues improving.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #693: Feb 12, 2019 07:33:51 am
      Perfect timing...keep on improving Naby!
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      Reply #694: Feb 12, 2019 02:26:52 pm

      I noticed during the game (and watching this again reminded me) that he pulled off a number of deft little touches and quick passes that ended up being turnovers because his teammates seemed surprised or unready for him to pull them off. I think as they all get used to playing with him, their improvement in reading his game will only make his performances look even better (if that makes sense).
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #695: Feb 12, 2019 09:37:33 pm
      Just watching Veratti, who can’t be much bigger or heavier than Naby, and as well as being extremely talented, he is a physical wee sh*te. Would like to see more of this from Naby.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #696: Feb 12, 2019 09:46:45 pm
      The penny is dropping for Naby just like Fab and just at a time when every game is so important. He will be fresh and strong in the run in I can only see him having a major impact in the next few months
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      Reply #697: Feb 13, 2019 01:22:52 am
      Just watching Veratti, who can’t be much bigger or heavier than Naby, and as well as being extremely talented, he is a physical wee sh*te. Would like to see more of this from Naby.

      Naby is like Mo: basically zero physicality. He needs to improve there as well as in his overall performance. Too many praised him after our last game and indeed he does look better but still no endproduct (which you'd expect for 60 Mio. €).
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      Reply #698: Feb 13, 2019 08:18:52 am
      Naby is like Mo: basically zero physicality. He needs to improve there as well as in his overall performance. Too many praised him after our last game and indeed he does look better but still no endproduct (which you'd expect for 60 Mio. €).

      For his size Mo is pretty strong, and what has money got to do with end product?

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      Reply #699: Feb 13, 2019 10:37:12 am
      Naby is like Mo: basically zero physicality. He needs to improve there as well as in his overall performance. Too many praised him after our last game and indeed he does look better but still no endproduct (which you'd expect for 60 Mio. €).

      NO end product?? Did you miss his pass to Bobby which was then flicked on to Mo or how about the clever chip to Origi against West Ham. Plenty of end product from Naby and he'll only get better from here on in.
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      Reply #700: Feb 13, 2019 03:29:02 pm
      fortunately we have a manager that keeps pressure off new players and both Naby and Fab are going to be super fresh for the last 10 games of this season exactly when we will need them.
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      Reply #701: Feb 13, 2019 09:15:34 pm
      Naby is like Mo: basically zero physicality. He needs to improve there as well as in his overall performance. Too many praised him after our last game and indeed he does look better but still no endproduct (which you'd expect for 60 Mio. €).

      He had a part in two of the goals. For the first it was a nice first touch to bring the ball down before passing to Milner for the cross.

      For the 3rd he split the defence with a lovely through ball to Firmino.

      End product doesn’t always have to mean the goal or assist.
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      Reply #702: Feb 14, 2019 12:16:10 am
      He had a part in two of the goals. For the first it was a nice first touch to bring the ball down before passing to Milner for the cross.

      For the 3rd he split the defence with a lovely through ball to Firmino.

      End product doesn’t always have to mean the goal or assist.

      Keita is also the player who created the turnover for Gini's goal. If he had put away that chance in the 2nd half for a goal it probably would have been a 10/10 performance against Bournemouth.
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      Reply #703: Feb 14, 2019 07:33:17 am
      Naby is like Mo: basically zero physicality. He needs to improve there as well as in his overall performance. Too many praised him after our last game and indeed he does look better but still no endproduct (which you'd expect for 60 Mio. €).

      Saying Salah has no physicality doesn't exactly lend your opinion a lot of weight (pun very much intended)

      As for Naby he's taken time to adapt, which is normal, but I reckon this thread is going to look very different in a month or two as we really start to see the player we all thought we were getting.

      And end product? He was involved in all three goals as has been pointed out. In fact they were perfect examples of what he could bring - counter pressing for Gini's goal, and a quick and direct through ball for Bobby to set up Salah.
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      Reply #704: Feb 14, 2019 06:30:14 pm
      Saying Salah has no physicality doesn't exactly lend your opinion a lot of weight (pun very much intended)

      But it's true anyway. Salah has may be 10 tackles since he arrived in Liverpool. He plays bodyless. He doesn't even hurry players like Bobby. Just compare both if you don't believe me.

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      And end product? He was involved in all three goals as has been pointed out. In fact they were perfect examples of what he could bring - counter pressing for Gini's goal, and a quick and direct through ball for Bobby to set up Salah.

      Naby looked better but still made mistakes, looked hesistant, no tackles, looking lost at times. This was just another step in the right direction. But again: For 60 Mio. € you just expect more and quicker. I hope Keita will develop into an endproduct within the next 2 weeks, given game experiences and some good moments. Could happen, should happen, hopefully happens.
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      Reply #705: Feb 14, 2019 06:34:28 pm
      But it's true anyway. Salah has may be 10 tackles since he arrived in Liverpool. He plays bodyless. He doesn't even hurry players like Bobby. Just compare both if you don't believe me.



      I'd love to but I have no f**king idea what you're on about 🤷‍♂️
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #706: Feb 14, 2019 07:42:48 pm
      Naby looked better but still made mistakes, looked hesistant, no tackles, looking lost at times. This was just another step in the right direction. But again: For 60 Mio. € you just expect more and quicker. I hope Keita will develop into an endproduct within the next 2 weeks, given game experiences and some good moments. Could happen, should happen, hopefully happens.

      Haha. He made 7 tackles against Bournemouth, the most of any player on the pitch. But hey please don't let facts get in the way of whatever you're trying to say
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      Reply #707: Feb 15, 2019 01:32:08 pm
      Haha. He made 7 tackles against Bournemouth, the most of any player on the pitch. But hey please don't let facts get in the way of whatever you're trying to say

      Old panzer must be watching a different team
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #708: Feb 15, 2019 01:39:29 pm
      Old panzer must be watching a different team

      There's a lot of it about.

      Someone posted before a game that Henderson shouldn't play at right back "because he lacks athleticism".
      It took me a while to stop laughing, so at least it had comedy value.
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      Reply #709: Feb 15, 2019 04:39:48 pm
      He made 7 tackles against Bournemouth,

      Doesn't add up to what I saw. Maybe they count as tackle what I count as mere contact? Of course if you tell me that Mo does alright aggressiveness/tackle-wise then I can understand why Keita does alright too, he's certainly not worse than Salah. Still I feel Keita has a lot more to offer, I feel he's still progressing.
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      Reply #710: Feb 15, 2019 05:02:01 pm
      Doesn't add up to what I saw. Maybe they count as tackle what I count as mere contact? Of course if you tell me that Mo does alright aggressiveness/tackle-wise then I can understand why Keita does alright too, he's certainly not worse than Salah. Still I feel Keita has a lot more to offer, I feel he's still progressing.

      to what you think you saw
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      Reply #711: Feb 15, 2019 05:55:22 pm
      Doesn't add up to what I saw. Maybe they count as tackle what I count as mere contact? Of course if you tell me that Mo does alright aggressiveness/tackle-wise then I can understand why Keita does alright too, he's certainly not worse than Salah. Still I feel Keita has a lot more to offer, I feel he's still progressing.

      I'd try watching it again if I was you.

      Then again, Salah isn't frail either, so I have no idea what you've been looking at.

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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #712: Feb 15, 2019 06:03:11 pm
      I have no idea what you've been looking at.



      That’s alright mate.

      Neither does he.
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      Reply #713: Feb 15, 2019 06:17:46 pm
      That’s alright mate.

      Neither does he.

      Trying to be diplomatic doesn't really suit me  :laugh:
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      Reply #714: Yesterday at 07:01:20 pm
      Any analysis of how Keita did? Was the Bayern game a step forward, backward or standing still?
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      Reply #715: Yesterday at 07:41:16 pm
      Any analysis of how Keita did? Was the Bayern game a step forward, backward or standing still?

      Thought he was good especially in the first half and still our only midfielder until Ox is back who can pick up a ball in midfield and drive through a marshalled defence.

      Defensively he was also much more in tune with his positioning and tracking back but like the rest of the team seemed to tire as the game went on.

      His final ball was still not quite what it should be but as he gets used to playing more often with the front three it will become more natural as he will know exactly where and when the likes of Mane are making a move.

      I think posters are still confusing him for an attacking midfielder he has never played that role.

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