Jurgen Klopp told new Liverpool FC signing can replicate N’Golo Kante impact
Stewart Robson tips Liverpool FC signing Naby Keita to replicate N'Golo Kante's impact in the Premier League
Naby Keita can replicate N’Golo Kante’s impact on the Premier League at Liverpool FC, according to Arsenal legend Stewart Robson.
The Reds finally completed a deal to sign the Guinea international in a £48m deal from Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig earlier this summer.
Keita will be tasked with improving Liverpool FC’s options in the middle of the park following Emre Can’s switch to Serie A champions Juventus.
The African star was one of Bundesliga’s breakout stars in 2016-17 but struggled to maintain his high standard last season ahead of his move to Liverpool FC.
Former PFA player of the year Kante won the Premier League in successive seasons with Leicester City and Chelsea FC in 2016 and 2017.
ESPN FC pundit Robson believes Keita can have a big impact at Liverpool FC following his lucrative move to the Premier League.
“He can almost be as influential as N’Golo Kante at Leicester and Chelsea,” Robson told ESPN FC.
“He has the same athleticism, the same driving when he is running forward and when he is closing down.”
Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last term to secure a spot in the Champions League in consecutive seasons.
The Reds lost 3-1 to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev last season.
Klopp has also signed Brazilian duo Fabinho and Alisson Becker this summer, while the Liverpool FC boss has also added Xherdan Shaqiri in a £13.5m deal from Stoke City.