Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed Naby Keita is still adapting to life at the club whilst insisting there’s more to come from the midfielder.
Keita has been an unused substitute in the Reds’ last three matches and has struggled to rediscover his impressive form from the start of the season.
But with Liverpool expected to make changes for Monday’s third-round FA Cup tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux, the Guinea international could be given the chance to display the talents that led to the Merseyside club waiting 12 months for his arrival from RB Leipzig.
“It was not an injury, no,” Klopp said, according to ESPN.
“It’s just how it is sometimes. I spoke to Naby. Everything is fine. I am completely happy with Naby.”
“But could he be a bit more confident in the games? Yes. Is he exactly the player in his best time at Leipzig? No. He is still adapting, that’s how it is.”
“Everyone saw at the beginning of the season how brilliant he played. Tottenham was a fantastic game from him, without thinking too much.”
“We made a change around the PSG game, I don’t know when exactly, and the boys have to deal with it. A little injury here, a little injury there, and it was kind of a little setback.”
“But he is a fantastic player and I am really happy to have him here. It is so good and I am looking forward to our common future.”
“You see it every day, wow, there is so much to come and there is so much influence he can have on each game. That is all good.”
“There was no reason, just other boys were in a good shape as well, a bit was positioning, the system, all that stuff, and that’s how football decisions are. There is really no doubt about the boy, he is an outstanding player.”