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#629597 - 24/11/19 11:14 PM Re: Naby Keita [Re: Dunk]
AccaBoosty Offline
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Registered: 23/11/11
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We deploy a front 3. He seems to be lost in that system. If we cashed him in a German side would give us 30m + for him.

I am not so sure what role he was bought for. Our front 3 picks itself and since Fabinho has come in the midfield has changed shape from the way it previously supported the front 3. Especially when it is the full backs supplying the ammunition.

In Germany he had a poor disciplinary record. We have either cleaned him up a bit too much or he can't match the tempo of the game to the point where he can't get into trouble. I am not sure as to who needs to be missing on a regular basis for him to become a regular starter himself.

It is a shame because he seems to try so hard. He has had incredibly bad luck in front of goal. I look at Ox and at the moment everything he hits goes in. With Naby it is the opposite and he might have had a few more assists if others had not been so wasteful.

It is a difficult one. Just when he has hit form he has got injured. Then it is a long wait to get back in the team. Such is the strength of the first XI. But at 53M it is understandable that we as fans should expect him when fit to be more of a regular starter than he is.

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#629599 - 25/11/19 03:26 AM Re: Naby Keita [Re: Dunk]
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Originally Posted By Dunk
What's your thoughts on Naby Keita? Do you think he'll come good? Seen enough of him yet to make a decision?


He is quality but has been injured for too long. Not sure if he can cope with the premiership. I think he is fit now so should show some worth.

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#629604 - 25/11/19 12:38 PM Re: Naby Keita [Re: Dunk]
RedJohn Offline
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Registered: 28/11/11
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Margins are too tight in the PL now to give him a run of games to see if he settles, maybe cup games and sub appearances but we seem to really struggle when things are changed, particularly up top.

If we play with an AM Ox should get the nod ahead of him everytime for now. Even if players like Milner are slowing down, you always get a solid 7/10 performance minimum, which Klopp clearly prefers from his midfielders. Even if Keita can show more, he can also disappear completely in games and that will cost us.

He trains with them every day so at 53m you'd hope for more. I hope he comes good, but so far looking like one of those players who just isn't suited to the PL.
It'd be a shame as he really seems to want to drive forward and make things happen.

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#629608 - 25/11/19 02:54 PM Re: Naby Keita [Re: Dunk]
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Registered: 11/03/11
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I like the way he plays, very attack minded and aggressive with the ball. Unfortunately though, I fear there might be a Sturridge lurking under his skin, as so far he can't stay fit past 45 minutes of football. If we could get him fit and keep him fit he could be the missing bit of creative attacking competence we lost with Coutinho, though I admit a very different type of player. I'm looking forward to seeing him against Napoli, if Klopp starts him, but I suspect Klopp might pick the Ox, despite flopping at the weekend.

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#629619 - 26/11/19 11:55 AM Re: Naby Keita [Re: Hercules/AF 58]
AccaBoosty Offline
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Originally Posted By Hercules/AF 58
I like the way he plays, very attack minded and aggressive with the ball. Unfortunately though, I fear there might be a Sturridge lurking under his skin, as so far he can't stay fit past 45 minutes of football. If we could get him fit and keep him fit he could be the missing bit of creative attacking competence we lost with Coutinho, though I admit a very different type of player. I'm looking forward to seeing him against Napoli, if Klopp starts him, but I suspect Klopp might pick the Ox, despite flopping at the weekend.


A good point there. Perhaps having played so much Ox will get a rest and maybe Wij too. I expect a midfield trio of Henderson, Fabinho and Keita v Napoli and then at the weekend maybe Henderson, Wijnaldum and Ox reverting back to Henderson, Wijnaldum and Fabinho v Everton. Depending on injuries of course.

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#629670 - 28/11/19 09:27 PM Re: Naby Keita [Re: Dunk]
ecnirp98 Offline
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Last night sums up Keita, we were desperate to rest a few players, Fab get's injured early on and Keita is not available due to illness, unfortunately we cannot rely in him.

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