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      Naby Keita Player Thread

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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #180: Jan 12, 2018 11:00:14 pm

      Don’t know who Chris Williams is but on Twitter he is saying it’s basically a done deal. Also those two Guinean journalists are also confirming it.
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      Reply #181: Jan 12, 2018 11:03:58 pm
      Loads on Facebook about it being a done deal.
      Pinches of salt required??

      I have no inside knowledge of anything mate - especially the contents of my head......

      BUT

      I reckon this one is Home and dried.

      Player. Full stop.
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      Reply #182: Jan 12, 2018 11:04:48 pm
      Don’t know who Chris Williams is but on Twitter he is saying it’s basically a done deal. Also those two Guinean journalists are also confirming it.

      He covers the Bundesliga for several outlets, appears on TAW and a contributor for TIA...he is a legit journo.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #183: Jan 13, 2018 12:42:57 am
      Watch Mane getting fired up with his mate Naby arriving early 👍
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #184: Jan 13, 2018 07:57:23 am
      Anybody watch German football regularly and can tell me how good he is?
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #185: Jan 13, 2018 08:09:42 am
      Anybody watch German football regularly and can tell me how good he is?
      he looks like how gazza used to play when I looked on YouTube.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #186: Jan 13, 2018 08:44:20 am
      I have no inside knowledge of anything mate - especially the contents of my head......

      BUT

      I reckon this one is Home and dried.

      Player. Full stop.

      Bloody hope so mate.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #187: Jan 13, 2018 09:51:20 am
      What a boost to the club it'll be having the lad join us this month..

      VVD & Kieta .... Oh la la...
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #188: Jan 13, 2018 09:54:36 am
      Anybody watch German football regularly and can tell me how good he is?

      I'm no expert but I've been sifting through various YouTube films of him vs a particular openent (this way you see every single touch, good, bad or ugly).

      - What stands out most is his passing ability, particularly the through ball, Mane and Salah will have a field day and he will fit right into our leathal counter attacking style. You don't see him spray too many longer passes and if there is space ahead of him he runs with the ball (as did Coutinho)

      - He also looks like a decent dribbler of the ball, he'll break lines and commit defenders before playing a team mate in.

      - Looks like a hard working player who gets up and down, has a great engine and puts in a tackle.

      - More of a creator than a goal scorer but I'll wager he'll out score the rest out CMs this season IF he comes during this window.
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      Reply #189: Jan 13, 2018 10:02:13 am
      What a boost to the club it'll be having the lad join us this month..

      VVD & Kieta .... Oh la la...

      I cannot wait to see him in red Shabs.

      This kid is an absolute star.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #190: Jan 13, 2018 10:16:17 am
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      Reply #191: Jan 13, 2018 10:18:05 am
      Where he'll be most effective imo is in the transitions. His excellent anticipation and reading of the game means he wins the ball back a lot and is able to quickly beat his man and play passes into the forwards. This ability to transition quickly makes him an ideal CM for Klopp I think. We all know what happens when we feed our forward line early ball, they've got the pace and ability to make those situations into goalscoring ones.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #192: Jan 13, 2018 10:37:05 am
      I just hope he’s like his Fifa version, dude can score easily from anywhere 40 yards out, rocket shot  :f_tongueincheek:
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      Reply #193: Jan 13, 2018 10:42:24 am
      I cannot wait to see him in red Shabs.

      This kid is an absolute star.

      Been watching some you tube vids & what I like is that he reminds me of Gerrard, that's a huge compliment..

      In my humble opinion, now that Phil has departed we as a club will see this team remain for many seasons & together we will become a force once more..

      Kieta & VVD has shown me enough to believe Klopp ain't f**king about.... Method to his madness & I love it..
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #194: Jan 13, 2018 11:23:02 am
      Anybody watch German football regularly and can tell me how good he is?

      An incredible box to box player, he likes to attack and has even been deployed on the right side of midfield or as an attacking midfielder on occasions, but usually plays through the middle with a more defensive minded partner. He has experience as a defensive midfielder as well, but for me he's (in theory at least, let's see how he adapts) a perfect number 8.

      The one thing that makes me particularly excited about him is that he makes so much sense for Jürgen Klopp: he is adept to playing a pressing game and is very good at doing things at speed - he can beat a man (his dribbling is quite good), he can spot a pass (with the amount of movement in front of him, this is exciting to say the least) and also does a bit of the dirty work defensively, covering a lot of space, recovering the ball and so on.

      He seems to collect quite a few yellow cards and was sent off one or two times this season if I recall correctly, but well, nobody is perfect. He probably has a lot to mature and we'll see how he copes with the pressure of playing for a club like LFC, but I am tremendously excited about the idea of having him at our club, and if he can join now I think he could make an instant impact - if not, then at least it would help him gel with the team before next season when we'll hopefully have a better start than we did this time.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #195: Jan 13, 2018 12:11:04 pm
      I have no inside knowledge of anything mate - especially the contents of my head......

      BUT

      I reckon this one is Home and dried.

      Player. Full stop.

      Everything crossed here buddy.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #196: Jan 13, 2018 12:21:56 pm
      What a boost to the club it'll be having the lad join us this month..

      Got to be agreed yet mate. Hopefully happens though, hopefully they will see Klopp had to make a decision to let Coutinho go and they do the same with Keita.

      I don't agree with players attitude when it comes to wanting a transfer to happen but at the same time I want us to be the best we possibly can so if that means the player has to piss off his current team then so be it...it's a lot better when it's not our players being a weapon
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #197: Jan 13, 2018 12:31:45 pm
      I've got a tingling in my bones on this one.

      Could be the drugs, but I hope it's this.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #198: Jan 13, 2018 12:34:21 pm

      Some of the replies to James' tweet last night had me in stitches. Especially the one of him pictured with a koala bear.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #199: Jan 13, 2018 12:49:49 pm
      Anyone with bt sport should know liepzig v schalke on bt sport 3 from 5.15 tonight
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      Reply #200: Jan 13, 2018 12:51:32 pm
      Anyone with bt sport should know liepzig v schalke on bt sport 3 from 5.15 tonight

      Keita vs Goretzka, would be boss to have them both next season.
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      Reply #201: Jan 13, 2018 01:09:00 pm
      Anyone with bt sport should know liepzig v schalke on bt sport 3 from 5.15 tonight
      Great chance to watch him. Will be interesting to see if he starts. Would like to get a chance to watch him but surely his exclusion from the squad could only be good news for us.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #202: Jan 13, 2018 03:21:29 pm
      So now reports that the info that was leaked to Bild was from Keita’s agent, similar to what happen with Mane. Looks like they are trying to force Leipzig’s hand.
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      Reply #203: Jan 13, 2018 04:40:24 pm
      Starting vs Schalke.
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      Reply #204: Jan 13, 2018 04:44:14 pm
      Not that close to signing him then.
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #205: Jan 13, 2018 04:47:30 pm
      The ITK's have gone back under their stones
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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #206: Jan 13, 2018 05:57:37 pm
      Owner has come out and said he’s not going anywhere. So much for that then.
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      Reply #207: Jan 13, 2018 06:06:49 pm
      Very much doubt all parties would be happy about him playing tonight if he was signing tomorrow.
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      Reply #208: Jan 13, 2018 06:12:12 pm
      I have no inside knowledge of anything mate - especially the contents of my head......

      BUT

      I reckon this one is Home and dried.

      Player. Full stop.

      I NEED to STOP posting after me ‘n’ her have been in the pub since 4........

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      Re: Naby Keita Player Thread
      Reply #209: Jan 13, 2018 06:14:24 pm
      Well, you dont say!! Keita scores..

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