Gary Neville: Naby Keita no longer giving Liverpool FC a problem
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville praises Naby Keita's turnaround at Liverpool FC
Gary Neville believes Naby Keita has finally settled at Liverpool FC after the Guinea midfielder impressed in their 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Friday night.
The 24-year-old was named in Jurgen Klopp’s starting line up for the visit of the relegated team as Liverpool FC looked to reclaim top spot in the Premier League table.
Keita didn’t waste any time having an impact on the Premier League clash after he won the ball to set up a counter attack and finished off the move to break the deadlock inside 15 seconds at Anfield.
The former Red Bull Salzburg midfielder produced a bustling performance in the middle of the park as he injected some steel into Klopp’s team against Huddersfield.
Keita initially made a slow start to his Liverpool FC career after the African midfielder moved to the Anfield side in a £48m deal form RB Leipzig last summer.
The Liverpool FC number eight netted his first Premier League goal in a 3-1 victory over Southampton at the start of April.
Keita has gone on to score three goals in his last five games ahead of their trip to FC Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night.
Former Manchester United defender Neville believes Keita has finally turned a corner at the Anfield side.
“There has been a lot of talk about Klopp’s midfield over the past few weeks. Keita hasn’t adapted to the Premier League. What’s happened in the last few weeks since the Southampton game will do him the world of good,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“The confidence he’ll get he can take into the rest of this season and next season as well. It takes away a problem for Liverpool that he’s settled now – and settled well.”