Liverpool fans were overjoyed to see Naby Keita in such good form against Porto, as the Guinean started and finished a game for the first since February.
Keita created two chances, completed three dribbles, made eight tackles, intercepted two passes and scored his second goal in as many games.
While fans expected more when he signed from RB Leipzig for £52million, patience has paid off as it looks as though the 24-year-old is finally showing the form he did at RB Leipzig.
Liverpool are facing a challenging but hugely rewarding run-in to the end of the season. Keita will be vital to the Reds getting over the line with either a Premier League or Champions League winners’ medal – or both.
If he can replicate his form from the last two games over the next month and a half, Liverpool should have a brilliant chance of winning silverware.
His ingenuity and ability to wriggle past challenges from opposition midfielders is amazing and exactly what has been missing from Liverpool’s midfield this season.
Supporters on Twitter were delighted with what they saw at Anfield from the no.8.
Fabinho unlocking Henderson, who’s unlocking Keïta.
Poetry in motion, mate. #LFC
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) April 9, 2019
Fantastic win. 6 wins in the last 6. Keita coming into form at an important time, Henderson impressive. Gomez back in the squad – happy days.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) April 9, 2019
Naby Keita has more goals in 2 games (2) than Fred this season (1). 😂😂
— Samue (@VintageSalah) April 9, 2019
This midfield has everything.
Henderson – The Workhorse.
Fabinho – The Wall.
Keita – The Sauce.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) April 9, 2019
Naby Keita vs Porto
2 chances created
8/10 tackles – most on the pitch
Brilliant 👌🏻 pic.twitter.com/0ye2KcCoQB
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) April 9, 2019
Naby Keita is really good. Who knew ?
— Robert G (@RobGutmann) April 9, 2019
Having Naby Keita in this type of form at this crucial stage could prove to be season defining. He’s linking up with Salah so well here.
— Matt (@FalseFirmino) April 9, 2019
Liverpool spent £52million on Keita and gave him the iconic no.8 jersey last worn by the iconic Steven Gerrard.
That alone could be too much pressure for a player but Keita is finally starting to work magic for the Reds.
More of the same against Chelsea on Sunday please, Naby!