May 9, 2021

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“The day he gets Naby to play …”

The agent of Liverpool star Naby Keita has apparently criticized Jurgen Klopp in an unprovoked post on social media.

In connection with Twitter, Malick Kebe, who supports his client, said that the best of the Guinea international has not yet come – because the manager has not played the midfielder in his ‘favorite’ position.

Look at the tweet below.

Naby Keita has endured a stammering start to his Liverpool career

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Commenting on the boss’s tactics on social media is unlikely to win anyone over at Anfield, with Mo Salah’s agent Rammy Abbas being seen as a slight pain in the neck for similar pranks.

However, Kebe makes an interesting point about Keita – will the red No. 8 be played out of position? We have to imagine Klopp and co., Who see the players every day in training, know what is best …

Looking at Transfermarkt shows that the midfielder has been spent centrally 74% of the time throughout his career, and only as a CAM in nine cases across 251 appearances.

If it does, it looks like Keita is actually leaning more towards defensive tackles, having been deployed in the No. 6 role on 28 occasions for various clubs – including Liverpool.