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Liverpool fans reacted to Naby Keita joining

It was in 2017 that Liverpool agreed what was to be a club-record fee to bring in RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, as reported by BBC Sport at the time.

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However, it is not until the summer of 2018 until the Guiunea international actually made his move to Anfield.

They may have known the move was coming, but this didn’t stop the excitement that plenty of Liverpool fans felt about seeing him arrive.

They were overjoyed to see him coming through the door, but he had big shoes to fill, taking the number 8 shirt that had been worn by Steven Gerrard before he left, while one fan also saw him as Emre Can’s replacement.

During his time with RB Salzburg, the now-25-year-old played a total of 71 games, scoring 17 goals and adding a further 15 assists.

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His dynamism and ability on the ball had one fan predicting that the Premier League would be going to Anfield – he may be right if the current campaign continues, but Keita hasn’t played the role expected.

The midfielder has made just seven starts and 11 substitute appearances across all competitions this term, and wasn’t even included in the squad for the second-leg against Atletico Madrid.

The signing of Keita had some Liverpool fans gloating about what was going on with their rivals Manchester United.

There were suggestions he is better than Paul Pogba, while they were laughing about Marouane Fellaini signing a new contract.

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None of the three will have done exactly what their clubs were hoping for in the time since, as Pogba has managed just eight appearances this term, while Fellaini is now in China.

Meanwhile, one former Liverpool player has made a stunning admission.

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