‘Very important’ Naby Keita update as ‘talks have stopped’ in Liverpool contract negotiations because ‘he wants to play regularly’

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Naby Keita has seen himself the focus of much speculation, as news of a stalled contract negotiation and worries about playing time have circulated online.

Despite Jurgen Klopp publicly denying any truth in the rumours over an unsettled midfielder in his ranks, they won’t go away and there has been a further update from sources in Germany.

As Tweeted by Sky Sports Germany’s Florian Plettenberg: ‘Very important game against @ManUtd regarding his plans in this transfer window. Nothing has changed. #LFC wants to extend, Klopp wants him to stay. But talks have stopped, an agreement is not in sight at this stage. He wants to play regularly’.

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It’s a strange situation to be in, with our manager claiming there is 0.0% truth in the rumours about the Guinean leaving but these repeated updates from Germany won’t stop circulating.

Our No.8 doesn’t seem to be the first choice on Jurgen Klopp’s team sheet, never mind in his midfield three, and that looks to be something that is causing an issue for the 27-year-old.

With just days remaining of this transfer window though, it seems highly unlikely that we would allow any player to leave the club and so these claims seem a little far off the mark.

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It should be a simple decision for our supporters to back the manager and not the reports from abroad, in trusting that the player is happy – or at least happy enough to remain at the club throughout this summer window.

You can view the Keita update via @Plettigoal on Twitter:

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  1. Don’t usually comment but….

    If you want to play more Naby stay fit!!!! It ain’t difficult! Play with niggles!

  2. Cheeky arrogance from Keita. He’s spent most of his time with LFC either injured or sick. In those rare moments he was fit he played at a mediocre level. Liverpool should sell him.

  3. He could be brought off the bench to play but not the physio’s treatment table.

    Maybe he needs to consider how much time he’s spent on either of those.

    And then merely playing is different to performing.

  4. It doesn’t make any sense for Naby Keita to say he wants to play regularly because every player is picked on merit in terms of consistency of perfomances.No manager will ever pick players according to poor perfomances and consistent injury.

  5. It is unfortunate that the so called pundists analyse emotionally and wishfully as was the case with Philips today and with G.Neville, Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand previously. For me the work of the pundits is about giving their views and expectations not their wishes.

  6. Garbage

    He wants to run his contact down and be known for blagging his way through life always being injured but getting paid

    Truth is he can not cut it at the highest level and wants an easy ride

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