Naby Keita endured easily his best performance of the season today, and for many Liverpool fans, he was the Man of the Match.
Liverpool beat Bournemouth 3-0 at the Vitality, with the Guinean scoring a goal and providing a sumptuous assist for Mo Salah, too.
His campaign so far has been affected by injuries, but he looks fully fit now and hopefully can stay fit and put in some consistently good displays – which is especially important considering our hectic run of fixtures and the fact Fabinho is crocked and out for a while…
Below, you’ll see Keita’s world-class stats from the game:
Naby Keita vs. Bournemouth
95% Pass accuracy
3 Chances created
2/3 Shots on target
1/1 Dribble complete
5/7 Ground duels won
3/4 Tackles won
My man of the match. Keita was everywhere. He was incisive. He was instrumental. He is a very good player pic.twitter.com/SwiUvBjP1O
— The Tactical Times (@Tactical_Times) December 7, 2019
Naby Keïta vs Bournemouth:
• 13 ball recoveries – most on the pitch
• 30 attacking third passes – most on the pitch
• 3 chances created – most on the pitch
• 1 goal
• 1 assist
The all-round complete midfield performance pic.twitter.com/lW27DR3BxU
— Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) December 7, 2019
Naturally, fans on Twitter were delighted with his outing, and we’ve collated some of the best reaction to his return.
One even labelled Naby, ‘The Vitality Vieira’ following his excellent performance at the same ground last term!
Keita fucking kills Bournemouth every season, vitality stadium Vieira
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@SambaRole) December 7, 2019
Naby Keita, I love you.
— Amoa (@kkweks) December 7, 2019
I am DELIGHTED for Naby Keita!
— Dahír (@dboetan7i) December 7, 2019
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) December 7, 2019
Keita was superb. He can offer us so much, if he stays fit. Oozes class.
But, it's the squad itself which is proving the star atm. Players look focused & ready to contribute in a way that bodes incredibly well.
— Kevin (@emptyMINDZ) December 7, 2019
Keita is class, gonna be a big player for us if we can somehow manage his fitness. Dont remember a more comfortable Liverpool match in a while.
— Barry LFC O Sullivan (@NotoriousLFC) December 7, 2019
Pass from Keita was class
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) December 7, 2019