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Keita says the team is more important than scoring goals

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Naby Keita of Liverpool attempts to move away from Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munchen during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Liverpool and FC Bayern Muenchen at Anfield on February 19, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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The Liverpool footballer has scored two goals in two games after 27 consecutive matches without a goal.

After spending 27 consecutive games without scoring a goal, Liverpool’s Naby Keita has opened up his goalscoring abilities, scoring twice in the last two matches played.

But for him, the team’s overall work is more important than his personal goalscoring account.

“Of course, yes, I think all players, everyone, would be happy to score their first goal,” he told Liverpoolfc.com

“But for me, the most important thing is the team – and I’d love the team to win every match we play.”

“Yes, it’s true it’s taken a while for me to score, but I’m a midfielder and we already have goalscorers here – Mo Salah, Firmino, Sadio – so we in midfield take advantage of the opportunity to help them,” he added.

“We are there to help them score and if we also have the chance to score ourselves, we try to take it. But the most important thing is for the team to win – above everything.”

“When you’re playing, you can’t see yourself – it is people who are watching who know,” he commented.

“When you hear things like that about yourself, you just have to carry on and try to do more.”

“You can’t stop and you can’t be happy with it. I am happy people appreciate me – and what it does for me is give me more desire to work harder and do more,” Keita said.

“Yes, of course, I’m happy [with my form]. When you do some good things you have to carry on, you must not stop and be happy with just that. If I do good things, I have to carry on working.