Martin Keown raves about summer Liverpool FC signing

Martin Keown praises Naby Keita for his solid start to life as a Liverpool FC player

Naby Keita
Liverpool FC midfielder Naby Keita Photo: LFC TV

Martin Keown has lavished praise on Naby Keita following his solid start to the season in a Liverpool FC shirt.

The midfielder has been getting used to life at Anfield after having signed for the Reds from RB Leipzig and he has been impressing during his first few appearances for the Merseyside outfit.

The 23-year-old featured for 67 minutes as he helped Liverpool FC to claim a 1-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield on Saturday evening.

Keita will be aiming to establish himself as a mainstay in the Liverpool FC team this season as he bids to try and help the Reds to challenge for the Premier League title.

And Arsenal legend Keown has admitted that he has been hugely impressed by what he has seen from Keita in a Liverpool FC shirt so far this season.

Speaking to BT Sport before Liverpool FC’s clash with Brighton on Saturday, Keown said: “Well the calmness that he has, and everything you need really as a midfield player.

“He just really is quality in possession.

“Look at the range of passing, the front three are really going to enjoy his service that he’s going to give them.

“It’s this area, Firmino comes off deep, Keita wants to get into that little pocket behind the opposition’s midfield.

“He really bursts forward. He looks incredibly impressive.”

Liverpool FC will be aiming to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season next Saturday when they take on Leicester City away from home.

The Reds are currently top of the table after Manchester City drew 1-1 with Wolves on Saturday.

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