Liverpool star impressed in crucial win.
Those who wrote off Naby Keita as a ‘flop’ must be feeling quite foolish right now.
Yes he had a slow start at Liverpool, but he is coming good at just the right time.
Keita was outstanding for the Reds in the win over Cardiff City, a 2-0 away victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Liverpool are now back at the top of the table, putting pressure on Manchester City.
Keita won more tackles (5) than any other Liverpool player, and created two chances, a figure only bettered by Sadio Mane with four.
The midfielder completed 91 per cent of his passes too, an impressive figure away from home in the Premier League.
Liverpool signed Keita for £48 million, and there was quite a bit of sniping from rival fans when he struggled early in the season.
His form has improved over the last few weeks, at a crucial time of the season.
Keita’s goal against Southampton helped turn a tie the Reds were losing, and since then his confidence has been noticeable.
He has the trust of Jurgen Klopp, and at a key time in the season, Liverpool’s investment is coming good.
Keita’s form is beginning to define the Reds’ resilience as they close in on the title.