Naby Keita admits to ‘difficult’ Liverpool FC transition

Naby Keita admits that getting used to the Premier League has been difficult for the Liverpool FC midfielder

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Naby Keita
Liverpool FC midfielder Naby Keita Photo: LFC TV

Naby Keita has admitted that getting used to the Premier League has been “difficult” for the Liverpool FC midfielder.

Keita is currently getting used to life at Anfield after having signed for the Reds from RB Leipzig in the summer transfer window.

The midfielder has put in some strong performances for Jurgen Klopp’s side to help the Merseyside outfit to win all four of their opening four Premier League games this term.

Keita has started three of Liverpool FC’s Premier League games so far this season and seems to be adapting well to the rigours of English football.

However, the 23-year-old Guinea international has conceded that getting used to the demanding nature of English football’s top flight has been a challenge for him.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Liverpool FC’s website, Keita said: “I think it’s fair to say that the Premier League is a tough league.

“I’m very motivated to be playing in it – it’s an attractive proposition – but I’ve been told by many people that a lot of overseas players come into the Premier League and they take time to integrate, depending on the circumstances.

“So playing in the Premier League can be difficult, but I am very motivated to play here, not just for myself and my teammates, but for the club.

“Everybody around me has been very supportive towards me so I am certainly giving everything I can to get settled into the team quickly.”

Liverpool FC are looking to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season after they finished in fourth place in the table and without a trophy last term.

The Reds will return to Premier League action next weekend when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley as they look to preserve their 100 per cent start.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive
John Barnes
John Barnes on Liverpool FC in the title race and Naby Keita’s form
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Novak Djokovic (Photo: Marianne Bevis)
All change at Miami Open: Players & places, facts & figures as multiple champs Djokovic, Federer hit Florida
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Nemanja Vidic identifies where Man United need summer signing
Jurgen Klopp
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink predicts where Liverpool FC, Man City will finish