Naby Keita has arrived on Merseyside and officially becomes a Liverpool player on Sunday.
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The Guinea international enjoyed a productive campaign in the final third, helping RB Leipzig to a sixth-place finish with half a dozen goals and five assists.
He was the highest-scoring midfielder in the team—and not surprisingly, considering his ability to burst forward and catch the opposition unawares.
His first goal of the campaign set the tone: a blockbuster piledriver from distance which found the top corner against Hamburg.
It’s not just watchable strikes which made him so important for Jurgen Klopp to sign, however, with his vision and passing from deeper areas on show to supply his attacking team-mates.
Through-passes to the likes of Timo Werner and Ademola Lookman should have Reds fans hungry to see him in action and playing in the non-stop runs of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, all of whom have great movement behind the defence.
Keita is set to inherit the No. 8 at Anfield, last worn of course by Steven Gerrard.
Few players would have the talent or the reputation to wear that jersey next in line after the former skipper, but Keita certainly has plenty of both.