Liverpool transfer news: Naby Keita has chances to leave the club - Romano
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Liverpool transfer news: Naby Keita has chances to leave the club - Romano

Naby Keita has chances to leave Liverpool, says Fabrizio Romano. The player is out of contract at the end of the season.

This comes from Fabrizio Romano. He tells GiveMeSport that Naby Keita could quite easily find a new club in 2023.

Keita’s Liverpool contract expires at the end of the season and there isn’t much suggestion that he’ll get a new one. That’s something Romano understands, claiming that there isn’t anything advanced between the two parties.

“I think there are chances for him to leave on a free,” said Romano. “From what I’m told, at the moment, there is nothing advanced between Liverpool and Naby Keita.

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“So let’s see if Liverpool will maybe change their mind. That’s happened with [N’Golo] Kante and Chelsea. Kante and Chelsea was really complicated in November and December and now they’re back to discussing a new deal.

“So let’s see if Liverpool will do something like that.”

Naby Keita and Liverpool

Keita remains one of Liverpool’s most expensive signings. They paid around £53m to sign him from RB Leipzig, per the Liverpool Echo, but never got a relative return on him.

The Reds’ other signings in that bracket certainly delivered. Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker were the only two more expensive players before Darwin Nunez arrived. Both are in the discussion as the best we’ve seen at Anfield in their respective positions.

That certainly isn’t the case with Keita, though. Nothing sums that up more than the fact he’s likely to depart the club on a free transfer without much fanfare.

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Though, there is time to turn things around. We thought he was brilliant against Wolves and earned a place in the lineup against Chelsea. Keita didn’t really deliver at the weekend, however.

Consistency is now key. Staying fit and performing week in, week out could still get him the contract he’d want at Liverpool. But after five years of inconsistency, it does feel unlikely that Keita suddenly finds it now.

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