When Liverpool field a midfield trio of Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum, we lose the ability to dribble with the football through the centre of the park.
After Naby Keita was introduced in our tiresome performance against PSG, the Guinean actually completed more dribbles than the aforementioned names put together.
That says a lot about what the 23-year-old can offer us both short and long-term.
Naby Keita completed more dribbles, in the last 20 minutes of the game, than Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum who started the game pic.twitter.com/ZAhlOpKiZ5
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) November 29, 2018
We’d like Jurgen Klopp to start with Keita on Sunday against Everton – but we’re not sure the boss will think the derby is a good time to throw him in.
What is certain is that we need to field Xherdan Shaqiri in a creative role, which means there’s just two spots in the middle to provide us a base and help our transition play.
With Hendo suspended, we’d like to think Klopp will go with both Fabinho and Keita, but we reckon he’ll probably field Milner and Wijnaldum instead.