Ian Wright raves about new Liverpool FC signing Naby Keita

The Arsenal legend was impressed with the performance of Naby Keita in Liverpool FC's 4-0 win over West Ham

Liverpool FC star Naby Keita Photo: LFC TV

Ian Wright has lavished praise on Naby Keita for a “magnificent” Liverpool FC debut.

The Guinea international completed a move to Liverpool FC from German club RB Leipzig in the 2018 summer transfer window.

Liverpool FC reached an agreement with the Bundesliga outfit to sign Keita in a £48m transfer last summer.

Keita has shirked the responsibility of wearing the number eight shirt, which has been unoccupied since Steven Gerrard’s exit in 2015.

The 23-year-old scooped the man of the match award in Liverpool FC’s 4-0 win over West Ham United at Anfield on Sunday.

Former Arsenal striker Wright heaped praise on Keita for his influential performance in their Premier League opener.

“He was magnificent,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live. “He was something to see. He will make a massive difference.”

Keita scored 17 goals in 71 games during two seasons at German club RB Leipzig following an £11m move from Red Bull Salzburg.

Liverpool FC finished the opening weekend of the Premier League season at the top of the table on goal difference.

The Reds signed AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho, Stoke City forward Xherdan Shaqiri and AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker this summer.

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