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Naby Keita
NKeita2018
Personal information
Date of Birth

10 February 1995

Place of Birth

Conakry, Guinea

Height

1.72 m (5'8")

Position

Midfielder

Liverpool statistics
Squad no.

8

Years

2018-

Appearances

26

Goals

0

Naby Deco Keita (born 10 February 1995) is a Guinean international footballer who plays as a midfielder for Liverpool, with the Reds having completed a £52,750,000 deal to sign him from RB Leipzig, making him the second most expensive player in the club’s history at the time.

Liverpool career

After an explosive first season with RB Leipzig, reports began to come through of Liverpool interest in Naby Keita, with the Midfielder being regarded as one of the best young midfielders in Europe.

Leipzig’s sporting director, Ralph Ragnick heavily denied these reports, with Liverpool offering upward of £60,000,000 to bring the Guinean to Anfield.

On 28 August 2017, it was announced that a deal had been agreed to bring Keita to Liverpool in the next summer. This deal involved paying Keita’s future release clause of £48,000,000, as well as a bonus fee depending on RB Leipzig’s league performance.

After the departure of Philippe Coutinho in the January transfer window, Liverpool attempted to bring the deal forward, but were flat out rejected by Leipzig.

On 27 June 2018, Keita was officially announced as a Liverpool player, signing for a total fee of £52,750,000. The Guinean was personally handed the number 8 shirt by Steven Gerrard. Keita officially signed on 1 July, and made his debut in pre-season a week later, assisting Daniel Sturridge in a 7-0 win over Chester.

On 12 August 2018, Keita made his competitive debut, starting in a 4-0 win over West Ham. Keita put in a very impressive performance, and was heavily involved in Mohamed Salah’s opening goal.

Stats

Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
2018-19 20 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 26 0
Total 20 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 26 0


Liverpool F.C. – current squad
1. Alisson • 3. Fabinho • 4. van Dijk • 5. Wijnaldum • 6. Lovren • 7. Milner • 8. Keita • 9. Firmino • 10. Mane
11. Salah • 12. Gomez • 13. Adrian • 14. Henderson (c) • 15. Oxlade-Chamberlain • 16. Grujic • 18. Minamino
20. Lallana • 22. Lonergan • 23. Shaqiri • 24. Brewster • 26. Robertson • 27. Origi • 32. Matip • 47. Phillips • 48. Jones
51. Hoever • 53. Ejaria • 54. Ojo • 55. Kane • 58. Woodburn • 59. Wilson • 62. Kelleher • 66. Alexander-Arnold
67. Elliott • 70. Larouci • 72. van den Berg • 76. Williams • GK Karius • MF Allan • FW Awoniyi

Manager: Klopp

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