Jordan Henderson reacts to Naby Keita’s Liverpool FC performance

Jordan Henderson salutes Naby Keita following his fine display for Liverpool FC against Bournemouth

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Naby Keita
Naby Keita (Photo: Naby Keita / Instagram)

Jordan Henderson has lavished praise on the “excellent” Naby Keita after the midfielder helped Liverpool FC to claim a 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Guinea international has been settling into life at Anfield after his transfer from RB Leipzig this summer and he has played an important role in helping the Reds challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Keita has made one assist in 19 Premier League appearances for Liverpool FC to help the Reds establish themselves as one of the main contenders for the title this season alongside Manchester City.

He played the full 90 minutes for Liverpool FC as they claimed a dominant 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday at Anfield to keep up their push for the title.

Keita had a big role in Mohamed Salah’s second-half strike after his brilliant pass released Roberto Firmino, who teed up the Egypt international for his 20th goal of the season in all competitions.

Asked about the performance of the midfield three for Liverpool FC on Saturday, Henderson told the club’s website: “They were different class. On my side, I thought that Naby was excellent.

“He has taken a wee bit of time to settle in but today was probably his best performance in a Liverpool shirt. I’m sure he can take a lot of confidence from that, which he will.

“Gini has been magnificent this season and he pops up with a goal and, to be fair to him, it’s a great finish. Fabinho just goes about his business and won the ball back for us so many times.

“So, the midfield won their battles and that set us off and everyone followed suit. I don’t think we lost many battles all over the field.”

Liverpool FC will not return to Premier League action until their trip to Manchester United on Sunday 24 February.

They have this weekend off before they will take on Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday 19 February.

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