Naby Keita once more finds himself within the highlight at Liverpool, however how do Reds supporters really feel about his future at Anfield?
The Guinean arrived in the summertime of 2018 amid a lot fanfare, having agreed to hitch from RB Leipzig a 12 months earlier.
Keita was very a lot seen as the person who was going to take Liverpool up a stage, providing the sort of guile and easy expertise that arguably didn’t exist amongst these taking part in repeatedly in midfield.
After a promising begin, which included an outrageous flip at Crystal Palace, the 26-year-old’s Reds profession has develop into an more and more curious one.
Accidents have undoubtedly held him again, not permitting him many lengthy runs within the group, and he has been restricted to only 76 appearances in almost three seasons, with solely 47 begins.
Keita hasn’t been unhealthy when match, having fun with some robust performances and taking part in his function in a wonderful interval beneath Jurgen Klopp, however his time on Merseyside has been underwhelming.
On Tuesday evening, the African famous person reached his nadir at Liverpool, being substituted earlier than half-time within the 3-1 defeat to Actual Madrid.
It raised recent query marks over Keita’s long-term future with the Reds, particularly with Leicester rumoured to be serious about signing him.
However how do you view the midfielder?
We took to Twitter to provide followers 4 totally different choices concerning Keita’s high quality and future, and you’ve got been responding in your hundreds.
Solely a small minority (9% at time of writing) imagine he stays a superb footballer who ought to keep this summer season, with almost a 3rd of the voters (30%) seeing him as nothing greater than an ample choice transferring ahead.
The slim majority (32.1%) would do away with Keita, nonetheless, claiming he’s ‘mediocre’, whereas over 1 / 4 (28.9%) brutally suppose he’s an ‘terrible signing’.
It’s by no means straightforward to second-guess Klopp, however his choice to sub Liverpool’s No. 8 so early in proceedings in midweek felt telling.
It could be that the supervisor decides Keita merely hasn’t labored out at Anfield, with health points and a failure to match expectations working in opposition to him.
At 26, although, Klopp should still place confidence in him, particularly having waxed lyrical over his shows in coaching of late.
Because the ballot reveals, Reds followers are divided over what the subsequent chapter in Keita’s profession must be.