Loads of Liverpool fans have been giving their verdict on the win over Bournemouth, and they’re absolutely stunned by the performance of Naby Keita.
Keita has been somewhat scapegoated by Liverpool fans in recent weeks, as the number eight’s performances have simply not been up the standard he set during his time in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig.
After showing glimpses of his quality against West Ham though, the Guinean international produced his most well-rounded display of the season so far on Saturday.
Roberto Firmino has thrown a party themed around the colour of his teeth! Watch the video below to find out what we’re talking about…
The arrival of an injury-plagued Bournemouth at Anfield offered the perfect chance to get the confidence flowing again, and that’s exactly what happened as Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah all found the net.
While he didn’t get on the scoresheet, Keita was perhaps the best of the lot, as he touched the ball 120 times, completed 91 per cent of his passes and made a whopping seven tackles.
The 23 year-old may finally be coming into his own at Anfield, and fans are performing a complete 180 after bashing their big summer signing just last week…
Top notch today
— Harvey pallinh (@HarveyPallinh) February 9, 2019
mature, confident, composed
it was like playing with 2 Gini’s today
— Daddy Caviar (@DaddyCaviar) February 9, 2019
now for the winner at Old Trafford to complete his integration?
— Stu (@redsjb77) February 9, 2019
Finally a performance fans can be proud of since west ham! Now let’s build off of it Naby! Cmon Liverpool!!
— JB (@Beau17Jamhal) February 9, 2019
He was awesome today?
— Niall JFT96 YNWA (@GormleyLFC) February 9, 2019
That’s the Naby Keïta we all shamelessly stalked at RB Leipzig.
— Kevin McGuinness ? (@Guinnesszoon) February 9, 2019
Keita was immense. That ball to firmino, His closing down and passing were ??
— paul (@paulp_123) February 9, 2019
Keita masterclass when playing in his actual position?? pic.twitter.com/WNa1JvWkrX
— Gregoris Gkousis (@Gregoris96_YNWA) February 9, 2019
Honestly Naby Keita’s passing today is like his Leipzig days. He has been activated
— LFC Scout Watch (@Mobyhaque1) February 9, 2019
Can we take a moment to appreciate Naby Keita’s performance today? Despite not assisting he was involved in all 3 goals today, made the most tackles on the pitch with 7 and was unlucky not to score. Finally shown to everyone how quality he is. Our no.8. pic.twitter.com/m7AChVYrtV
— . (@VintageSalah) February 9, 2019
Thought Keita was excellent today, one of his best all-round displays of the season. Ball for the 3rd was phenomenal. Starting to gain some rhythm, can have a massive influence during this run in. https://t.co/xlZRJ9aosa
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) February 9, 2019