The ‘highest profile letdown’ of Jurgen Klopp’s star-studded signings has been Liverpool sensation Naby Keita, whose career at Anfield has been marred by injury
The central midfielder will depart Merseyside when his contract expires in the summer, the Reds have confirmed, joining James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Roberto Firmino.
When Keita joined Liverpool five years ago from Bundesliga team RB Leipzig, Liverpool forked over around £53 million. At the end of June, the international player from Guinea’s £130,000 per week contract is set to expire, and other teams are vying for his services.
Keita has drawn interest from clubs like Barcelona, Crystal Palace, and Inter Milan in addition to the Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray. The 28-year-old is reportedly pondering going back to Leipzig, while Lyon, Monaco, AC Milan, and Tottenham Hotspur have all been keeping an eye on his position. Keita will look back on his Liverpool tenure with “a lot of sadness,” according to transfer source Dean Jones, who recently spoke with GIVEMESPORT.
After Liverpool made a significant investment to bring Keita to the Premier League for the first time in his career, Machin thinks he has been a tremendous letdown. The Red Bull Salzburg athlete’s performances when he was completely fit, though, impressed the Redmen TV host. According to Transfermarkt, Keita has made 129 appearances for Liverpool, making 11 goals and registering seven assists in the process.
During his time on the Reds’ roster, he has also won a tonne of hardware, like as the Premier League championship, Champions League, and Club World Cup. However, due to injuries and playing on the outside this season, Keita has only been able to log 487 minutes of activity. In actuality, he has only been given three Premier League starts since the season began, and the number of games he has missed during his career is worrisome.