Naby Keita hasn't exactly enjoyed the perfect start to life at Liverpool.
Arriving on Merseyside to great fanfare in the summer, supporters were expected to see the form that Keita produced on such a regular basis for RB Leipzig.
The early signs were certainly promising, with Jamie Redknapp commenting during his debut: “Naby Keita, he’s been here 8 minutes but it looks like he’s been here 8 years."
Since his opening performance against West Ham, however, his form has taken a turn and Keita has failed to produce a single goal or assist in a Liverpool shirt.
It's a disappointing stat when you recall his penetrating forward runs in Germany and his latest showing against Wolverhampton Wanderers was one of his most forgettable.
Pogba vs Keita
All that considered, it would seem pretty bizarre to compare him to Paul Pogba, right?
Besides, Pogba has played like a man possessed since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford and already boasts an enviable record of 11 goals and seven assists.
Well, although it seems rather unlikely now, there were comparisons between Keita and Pogba aplenty during the opening weeks of the season.
Fans' tweets from August
In fact, the very same day that Redknapp made his '8 years' comment about Keita, fans on Twitter were making some pretty passionate remarks about the Liverpool man and Pogba.
It was an impressive performance but the form of both players since August has made the reaction look farcical, and that's no overstatement.
Fans - some of whom supported United - were not only tweeting that Keita was a better player then Pogba, but claimed that the Guinea international had done more in a few minutes than his rival had in two years.
We're sorry, but comments like 'Paul Pogba has posters of Naby Keita on his bedroom ceiling,' haven't aged well in the slightest.
Check out some of the best tweets down below:
Sometimes football fans just need to slow down.
Of course, plenty of supporters were simply joking but the sheer number of tweets suggest that many thought Keita would genuinely go on to usurp Pogba.
That certainly hasn't been the case over the first four months and even less so now that Pogba has been unshackled under the new regime at Old Trafford.
There's still a long way to go for Keita on Merseyside and perhaps his form will improve when he's given more consistent game-time.
At the time of writing, though, it's simply more likely that Keita has posters of Pogba in his bedroom, not the other way around.
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