It seems almost weird to think of a time where Naby Keita was seen as the next great thing at Liverpool, but since arriving from RB Leipzig, things just have not gone right for the central midfielder.
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) March 5, 2020
Injuries have plagued the Guinea international’s time on Merseyside, with Keita playing just 51 games for Liverpool since arriving in England in 2018 as stats from Transfermarkt show, yet the former Bundesliga star is seemingly fully fit to return to action after making a comeback to first-team training this week.
Should Naby Keita be sold in the summer?
Yet despite injury to Jordan Henderson that could rule the club captain out until next weekend, a number of Liverpool fans on social media aren’t keen on Keita taking his place in the starting XI even with a glaring hole in the Reds midfield in desperate need of being filled.
Here’s what some Liverpool supporters had to say about the prospect of Keita playing for the club again on Twitter…
Um, no. He’s rubbish
— Rufus (@RufusWilliam) March 5, 2020
No he starts from the bench. Does not deserve a starting place and likely to injure himself in the warmup.
— Robert Breslin (@RobertBreslin1) March 5, 2020
— Jonjo Mike (@PSquare05119869) March 6, 2020
No because I don’t know what some fans have seen from him when he has started. Anonymous all game and lazy defensively, doesn’t deserve to start
— Adam Darnell (@adz92darnell) March 5, 2020
Haha your joking.
— steven hastie (@hastie7hastie) March 5, 2020
I generally can’t see what he actually does when he does start apart from the odd step over he just never looks up for it to me
— Simon Lee Renders (@Renders10) March 5, 2020
As stats from Transfermarkt show, Keita has only managed 25 starts for Liverpool since joining the club two years ago.