Liverpool fans have been looking for silver linings in their defeat to PSG, and Naby Keita’s cameo has got fans calling for a team change.
Liverpool were completely and utterly outplayed in the first half of Wednesday’s Champions League defeat, particularly in the midfield.
PSG just romped through towards the Reds’ defence at every opportunity, and fans were fuming at the likes of Jordan Henderson and James Milner.
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Keita replaced Georginio Wijnaldum with 25 minutes to go, and immediately brought a bit more attacking impetus to the midfield.
The 23-year-old was regarded as one of the best young midfield prospects in Europe when he moved to Anfield this summer, but a slow start and a hamstring injury has halted his progress.
He completed more dribbles and drew more fouls than the starting midfield trio combined on Wednesday, and fans are hoping to see this forward-thinking play in the starting line-up.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have the perfect chance to bounce back when they host Everton on Sunday, and judging from the Twitter reactions down below Keita is the fans’ choice to start in midfield…
The pace he seems to carry the ball at is rather scary, when he is in full swing. He could be scary
— Luke Lynch (@Luke14Lynch) November 28, 2018
Almost as if he should have started
— clapped (@hello_shuaib) November 28, 2018
He’s done more since he came on than whole of klopp invisible midfield!!!
— nomad@XXX (@nomad56060053) November 28, 2018
Biggest positive last night was Keita’s cameo. Nothing special by any means but you could see exactly what he will bring to the team that others can’t.
Has to start on Sunday.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) November 29, 2018
He looked really good, I hope Klopp starts him regularly now.
— Ahmed El-Maghraby (@ahmedalmagraby) November 29, 2018
Needs a serious run in the team keita we need him to hit some form along with many other players
— Josh Killoran (@killoran_josh) November 29, 2018
I ask one thing of you @LFC. Please can we see this team against Everton?
TAA Gomez VVD Robertson
Shaqiri Firmino Mane
— Liverpool Limited (@LMTLiverpool) November 28, 2018
Against Everton Klopp bas no business in starting anyone but Keita Fabinho Shaqiri midfield, we had enough of that insufferable workhorses midfield.
— Rollins (@BassamLFC) November 29, 2018
Lallana comes back from injury – immediately in starting XI
Keita comes back from injury – bench, and should have been bought on earlier.
Deluded Klopp #lfc
— LFC Fan (@LFC_Fan_321) November 29, 2018