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Journalist tweets advice for Liverpool after Naby Keita bosses Bayern Munich

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Naby Keita lifted two fingers to doubts over his form this season with a barnstorming performance against Bayern Munich at the weekend.

Having secured a delayed Liverpool move back in the summer, many thought Keita had lost his concentration at RB Leipzig this season.

Journalists and pundits in the German media alike suspected the Guinea international had stagnated - and his poor disciplinary record seemed to back such thoughts.

Against the very best German football has to offer, though, Keita provided a goal and assist in a historic 2-1 victory in the Bundesliga.

After James Rodriguez opened the scoring for the away side, the impending Liverpool signing levelled up proceedings before brilliantly finding Timo Werner who scored the winner.

Kopites buzzing about Keita's Bayern Munich performance 

Liverpool fans were, as expected, buzzing on Twitter and his display gave them every right to express their excitement.

Kopites have become frustrated with Jordan Henderson this season and with Emre Can looking set to run out his contract at Anfield, nobody can wait for Keita to finally pull on a Liverpool jersey.

Many see him as the person to shore up the club's midfield, providing them with a physical steeliness to break up big games and dissect lower league teams who prefer to sit back.


BBC journalist had some advice for Liverpool

Nevertheless, BBC journalist John Bennett - who specialises in European and African football - tweeted an important message for Liverpool fans after the RB Leipzig-Bayern Munich clash.

He told supporters to be very excited indeed but, crucially, that Keita might actually need a more defensive midfield partner next to him. Not many fans will have expected that - check out the tweet:

While few fans were oblivious to the fact Keita likes to bomb forward every now and then, it seems the 23-year-old might not actually be the quick fix to Liverpool's midfield that some thought he would be.

There might still need to be a Henderson or Can sitting alongside him to suit his style of play.

Either that or Klopp changes the manner of Keita's game for the Premier League, yet that would seem drastic for a player who was the club's record signing prior to Virgil van Dijk's arrival.


Change could well be necessary, though, even if it shouldn't take away from the fact he had a blinder against Bayern and that Bennett still prescribed excitement.

It will simply take a little more than airdropping him into the midfield to close the gap to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Do you think Naby Keita will succeed at Liverpool? Have your say in the comments section below.

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