Naby Keita’s Liverpool career was dealt another setback last night in the Carabao Cup win against Arsenal. The 24-year-old went off injured ten minutes into the second half but it remains to be seen how serious the problem is.
Even so, the Guinean international did very little when he was on the pitch to show he warrants a regular place in the starting eleven. It was actually a poor first touch that led to him injuring himself, and he did not look to be fully up the pace of the game during the 55 minutes he played.
Supporters on Twitter have not held back in their criticism of Keita:
He’s not good enough sadly
— . (@alad12346) October 30, 2019
He was hopeless tonight ….slowly edging towards Emre Can territory
— mike caulfield (@caulfieldmp) October 30, 2019
— Puzon (@puzonski) October 30, 2019
Pity , He is definitely a player… pic.twitter.com/AGTWggOEpa
— Yaseen Chotta (@YaseenChotta) October 30, 2019
He’s just about officially a flop. Gotta move on from him in the summer if possible
— Reid Bankston (@reid_bankston) October 30, 2019
53mil and he was given the number 8 shirt
— Xolani Hlengwa (@Xola_Mashasha) October 30, 2019
Better not be serious.
— Geoff Anfield Unbearable (@Geoff_Anfield) October 30, 2019
Shock horror, he’s not upto it physically at all. Lallana, Studge, just another player with lots of ability but a body not fit for purpose, at 52 million without a doubt the biggest flop in our history, AS IT STANDS, I must add. Although I’m losing faith in that changing.
— Tommy Dowling (@tommydowling9) October 30, 2019
He was very poor tonight before the injury. Just not putting his stamp on this team sadly and let’s be honest he’s had his chances.
Injuries are completely halting his progress.
— S.O.C (@ScorpioStevie) October 31, 2019
This is getting so frustrating now
— Ashvin (@Ashvin11LFC) October 31, 2019
Brittle is the word for this fella……
— krishna panthi (@ItsKrisPanthi) October 31, 2019
The frustrating thing is we have seen glimpses of a good player during his 16 months at the club, but injuries have curtailed any momentum he has built up, and he has certainly not warranted the £52.5m outlay. Whether he can come back and prove the critics wrong, we shall see.