Plenty of Liverpool fans have been pleading for midfielder Naby Keita to start against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
The Reds are currently trailing 1-0 to Diego Simeone’s side and we had a miserable return to the Wanda Metropolitano, after winning the Champions League there against Spurs last June.
Keita, who moved to Anfield for £48m in 2018, has been criticised by pundits but praised by fans as the Kop faithful stuck by him and they shielded the Guinean from the onslaught. Having been unlucky with injuries since his move, he has just three goals in 17 appearances during the current campaign and he continues to strive towards full fitness.
Would you start Naby Keita?
As a result, supporters were keen to see Keita get the full 90 minutes and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan said that he was “on his knees” to see him play, while another said that he simply “has to start” on Wednesday.
On my knees for a Naby Keita start
— Grim 💀 (@moneymoney0121) March 11, 2020
Same bro Keita HAS to start
— ً (@BallxrSturridge) March 11, 2020
i still want keita to start but that midfield at home is going to put in maximum effort plus when we play at home they perform magnificently too
— Vik 💎 (@LFCVik2) March 11, 2020
I prefer keita or ox to start than fabinho
— Benjoviofficial© (@Benjamin__rose) March 11, 2020
I beg Klopp start keita gini hendo or swap keita for ox.
— LFCLeu (@LeuLfc) March 10, 2020
— no🧢 (@bossthamate) March 11, 2020