BURY, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Naby Keita of Liverpool in action during a pre-season friendly match between Bury and Liverpool at Gigg Lane on July 14, 2018 in Bury, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita admits English football has been hard for him, but he is “very motivated” to be a success regardless

The Guinea international joined the Reds from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig at the start of the summer transfer window and has featured in all four of Liverpool’s 2018/19 Premier League fixtures.

Keita played in France, Austria and Germany prior to joining Liverpool.

But even the 23-year-old acknowledges the difficulty of the Premier League in comparison to the other leagues.

“I think it’s fair to say that the Premier League is a tough league,” Keita told the club website.

“I’m very motivated to be playing in it – it’s an attractive proposition – but I’ve been told by many people that a lot of overseas players come into the Premier League and they take time to integrate, depending on the circumstances.

“So playing in the Premier League can be difficult, but I am very motivated to play here, not just for myself and my teammates, but for the club.

“Everybody around me has been very supportive towards me so I am certainly giving everything I can to get settled into the team quickly.”

Keita and Liverpool will be back in action on Saturday’s trip to Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur.