Liverpool have won eight Premier League games on the bounce this season and sit top of the table.
Jamie Carragher has suggested that Naby Keita has 12 months to prove himself at Liverpool before they decide to dip into the market for another midfielder.
Midfielder Keita, who officially joined Liverpool last summer from German side RB Leipzig for £48 million [BBC Sport], has struggled to really get going at the club.
He has only made three appearances from all competitions this season because of an injury, but this is the season where he will want to prove his true worth to the team.
Speaking to Drive on TalkSport (09/10/2019 18:10 pm), Carragher shared his thoughts on Liverpool’s midfield and whether they will add more quality to that area.
“Liverpool have a world-class goalkeeper, world-class back four and world-class front three,” Carragher told TalKSport. “But I think they have a top-class midfield. I think Fabinho in that midfield position is as good as anyone in the Premier League.
“What Liverpool have in that position is that they have a lot of numbers. What the manager will do is he would just use them all sparingly. I think the one before Liverpool look in the transfer market is Naby Keita. Liverpool are still waiting for him to take off really. Big transfer fee when he came in and he didn’t quite hit the ground running. Had some good games and some injuries.
“I think the feeling around the club is that they have got to give it a good 12 months to really see what Keita can bring to the midfield. And if he brings what he was supposed to bring then that would add something. But it’s very difficult to talk about Liverpool lacking anything with the number of games they have won on the bounce.”
One thing is for sure, Keita has the platform to up his game and produce the goods for Jurgen Klopp’s title-chasing team.
They are on an incredible run and it doesn’t seem like anyone will stop them as they currently sit top of the Premier League table after eight matches.
Fabinho took a while to get going and now he is thriving, so there is no reason why Keita can’t be one of Liverpool’s most improved players by the time the final ball is kicked this season.