Remember Amadou Makadji?
He’s the Guinean journalist who became famous last summer after having his ear closest to the ground on all things Naby Keita.
The 23-year-old midfielder is officially joining Liverpool on July 1st, after the club agreed a future transfer with Rb Leipzig in 2017.
Jurgen Klopp had invited Keita to Kiev to watch the Champions League Final, but he cannot attend as he’s on international duty, according to Makadji.
— Amadou Makadji™ 🇬🇳 (@makadjiamadou) May 23, 2018
We’d probably prefer it this way, to be honest.
It wouldn’t feel right for some of the attention to be on Keita, when he’ll be taking the place of one of the players who’ve worked so hard to get to the final originally.
On Saturday, the focus will be on the team Klopp will start: Karius; Trent, Robbo, VVD, Lovren; Hendo, Milner, Gini; Salah, Mane, Firmino
We think we can probably name the bench, as well: Mignolet, Moreno, Klavan, Can, Lallana, Solanke, Ings
Hopefully these 18 can do the job and welcome Keita to the club as European champions.