Naby Keita might well become the victim of stereotypes – comparing him with Paul Pogba, Yaya Toure and so on as an all-action, box-to-box athlete without much else.
But he’s so much more than that, and this eye-catching stat illustrates just how well he’s settled in the Premier League.
Keeping things ticking for us in the middle of the park, Keita’s passing has been a joy to behold at points, whether it’s keeping it simple or spraying long balls from one end of the pitch to the other.
According to this tweet from Watch_LFC below, Naby actually currently holds the record for the most accurate through-balls (42.86%) played so far this season.
☄️ | Naby Keita has played the most accurate through balls in the Premier League this season – 42.86% pic.twitter.com/QU0ThBqVsn
— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) August 26, 2018
Okay, it’s only three games, but it’s a pretty impressive start from a young player settling in a new league. Bravo, Naby. More of the same.