Xabi Alonso confident new Liverpool FC signing can adapt to Jurgen Klopp’s style
The Liverpool FC legend believes new signing Naby Keita will prove a big hit at Anfield this season
Xabi Alonso believes Naby Keita will be able to adapt to Liverpool FC’s style of play under Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds completed the signing of Keita in a £48m deal from Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig on Wednesday evening.
Keita was officially unveiled at the Merseyside outfit last week ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
The Guinea international will wear the Liverpool FC number eight shirt to follow in the same footsteps as club legend Steven Gerrard.
Keita was a big hit in the Bundesliga during his two seasons in the German top fight after his £12m move to RB Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg.
The 23-year-old scored 17 times in 71 games in all competitions for RB Leipzig to underline his undoubted talent.
Keita will be tasked with replacing Germany international Emre Can in the middle of the park in Jurgen Klopp’s team next term.
Former Liverpool FC midfielder Alonso believes the Reds signing will be able to adapt to Klopp’s team.
“He will have to adapt to the idea [of Klopp’s philosophy], but I don’t think that he will have many problems because he’s a great player and very complete,” Alonso told Liverpool FC’s website.
“[Under] Jürgen you need to do [play like] ‘bang, bang, bang’ and if he gets it, he will do well.”
Liverpool FC lost 3-1 to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev following goals from Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
The Reds finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season.