We’ve waited 12 months, but Naby Keita is playing competitive football for Liverpool – and it looks like it’s going to be worth the wait.
The Guinean shone in the first-half against West Ham, playing a massive role in Mo Salah’s opening goal.
Keita dribbled and timed his pass to Andrew Robertson perfectly, with the Scot then squaring for the Egyptian to notch.
Literally thousands of fans on Twitter praised Keita’s early touches, which were consistently clever and brave.
He linked up very well with Sadio Mane on multiple occasion and put in a number of tackles, too.
It’s too early to make sweeping statements on the 23-year-old, but it looks like we’ve signed a potential world-beater
I’m in love with Keita already😭
— Bucket-hat Hooligan (@Jay_Unknwn) August 12, 2018
Yo I fucking love that by Keita
— . (@NotNinjaah) August 12, 2018
— Robert Lusetich (@RobertLusetich) August 12, 2018
First time watching this Naby Keita guy. Looks a player so far.
— Zayyan Umar (@ZayyanUmar) August 12, 2018
Naby Keita is the Coutinho replacement, and the perfect replacement
— mitch hutchins (@HutchinsMitch) August 12, 2018
So far Keita looking like one hell of a pick up
— Wholesome Black Beta (@THATBlackBeta) August 12, 2018
That Keita and Mane partnership is going to be something special⚽️🔥
— Josh Bird (@josh_bird97) August 12, 2018
Absolutely loving the look of Naby Keita here
— Will Smith ✌ (@WilliamSmith_14) August 12, 2018
— Gavin Ramjaun (@GavinROfficial) August 12, 2018