Naby Keita has faced his fair share of criticism from the Liverpool fans this season.
Indeed, the midfielder has largely struggled to show his best form for the Reds.
It would be fair to say that there have been signs of improvement in recent weeks, though, particularly in the 3-0 win over Bournemouth last time out.
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was certainly pleased with Keita’s showing against the Cherries, with the German paying tribute to the central midfielder.
The Liverpool fans have been reacting to Klopp’s comments on social media and it would be fair to say that a number are in agreement.
Keita’s talent was never really in question, but there were fears that the 33-cap Guinea international would not be able to fully adapt to the Premier League.
The Liverpool fans have been frustrated in recent weeks after watching Manchester City move to the top of the table, but many are delighted with Keita’s recent form.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to Klopp’s comments can be seen below:
He was involved in all three goals. The first one he controlled the ball perfectly and passed it to Milner straight away to cross it in. The second goal he put pressure and won the ball back, the third goal that beautiful through bull to firmino
— Matt London (@Matt_Official17) February 11, 2019
Naby Keita remove the mask we know you you are a world class player ??
— Noaman (@Noaman78266110) February 11, 2019
Ignore the doubters. You’ll get better with time ?
— themäellen (@themaellen) February 11, 2019
Now let’s see Naby build in this and continue to grow into the player we know he is. Looking forward to seeing him become a very important player for us.
— VorsprungdurchJürgen (@happydobbin44) February 11, 2019
If he can play similarly well against Man United, I’ll be a happy Liverpool fan.
— Anirudh Takkar (@anirudh_takkar) February 11, 2019
World class player
— El Talibán Prieto (@crescentep) February 11, 2019
#Keita was solid and assure din this match….much improved after his hesitant stutter in earlier matches ..Augurs well for Liverpool
— Shakeel Gundagi (@shaqueelsinai) February 11, 2019
Klop must keep that mid duo for the rest of the season
— Edmore Mutanda (@mutanda_edmore) February 11, 2019