Jurgen Klopp clearly loved what he saw from one Liverpool star vs Leicester City on Wednesday. Naby Keita caught the eye as a substitute.
Liverpool performed a wonderful comeback vs Leicester City at Anfield and it came against the odds. The Reds went into the game with a second-string team – to say the least – and found themselves twice down by two goals.
But Jurgen Klopp set about getting Liverpool back on track at half-time. He made three vital changes, bringing Ibrahima Konate, Diogo Jota and James Milner on to improve the side. It worked like a charm – all three were outstanding.
Klopp didn’t stop there, though, as he switched Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita in the second half. And it’s safe to say he loved the Guinean’s display for Liverpool.
“The changes [for the second half] helped of course, when you can bring Diogo Jota in the shape he is, it is obviously very helpful,” he said, per Liverpoolfc.com.
“Millie on six, it was clear we will now not struggle with mentality anymore. We didn’t struggle, but we guaranteed it for the second half as well. And then Naby when he came on, ooh, what a game he played!”
Keita catches the eye for Liverpool vs Leicester
Keita impressed on his arrival, adding drive and dribbling to the Liverpool midfield. With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the pitch, too, the Reds were able to carry the ball forward consistently, with Keita shining, in particular.
The 26-year-old was able to keep the pressure up on Leicester with the ball simply by running at the them and moving things forward. He managed to create two chances for good measure – a decent return in 30 minutes of football.
This is the latest in a great run of form from Keita. He’s looking more dangerous than ever and, if he can keep improving like this, we might finally see him fulfil his incredible potential.