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Amadou Makadji, a journalist for Guinean football website, shared a lot about the RB Leipzig man during an interview with the Liverpool Echo.

The interview with Echo’s James Pearce highlights how close the journalist is to Keita and how he has tracked his career over the years.

One of the biggest compliments about Keita was that he was compared to a Barcelona legend. Here are bits of the information that he shared in the interview with Echo. Makadji also opened up about what he can bring to the Liverpool side on the pitch.

“Former Guinea and PSG coach Luis Fernandez used to compare him to Iniesta. Naby is a box to box midfielder. He has great ability with the ball. He has excellent vision and can create very important assists for strikers.”

“He can also play as a No 10. In his last season in Austria, he ended the season in this position and he scored more than 10 goals there.”

There have been a number of roadblocks in our attempts to sign Keita but the journalist did add that the player does want to move to us.

“He wants to move to Liverpool. His aim is to finish in a top club in Europe. When Liverpool and especially Klopp needs you, it’s difficult to say no.”

“The fact Liverpool will play in the Champions League next year is a big part of that because he really wants to play in this competition. If he can do that with a big club like Liverpool, it is always better.”

Another big issue has been the asking price for the player, which is close to £70million, but Makadji stated that the price tag would not be a problem for Keita.

“For the pressure of that price, I think that will let us know the kind of player he is. If he can’t play under this kind of pressure then he is just a normal player. But, really, I don’t think that will be a problem for him. He’s more than a normal player.”

“Naby is young and has great potential. I hope he will join Liverpool and realise big things at Anfield – things that Guinean players have never realised before.”

Keita does seem to have set his standards really high as Makadji claims that the Guinea midfielder wants to finish at one of the biggest clubs in the world. Should we be able to sign Keita, we will have one brilliant player that has a lot of potential and can make us a great team for the years to come.

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“It’s the wrong club for him” – ESPN pundit urges American star to snub Chelsea and join Liverpool



Christian Pulisic

Former Arsenal star and ESPN pundit Paul Mariner has told Christian Pulisic to snub Chelsea and join Liverpool.

The American sensation has been linked (h/t Guardian ) with a move to the Premier League with Chelsea and Liverpool interested in the winger.

Pulisic has found starts hard to come at the Bundesliga leaders and Mariner was quoted by the Express saying:

“No, don’t do it.

“It’s the wrong club for him.

“He’s just going to go into a hopper of decent footballers who eventually go out on loan.

“Is he going to get in the team on this present form? No he’s not.

The former Gunner added that Pulisic is still developing as a player and Liverpool would be great for him, especially because we have Jurgen Klopp

“If you were to ask me for a club he should go to – Liverpool.

“Klopp understands the Bundesliga, he understands what it takes to mould a player. He knows him very, very well.

“If Pulisic were to go to Liverpool, the nurturing and the way that Klopp puts his arm around players, I think it would be a fabulous move for him.”

The 20-year-old would be an incredible signing for the Reds and would add more firepower to our star-studded attack.

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino haven’t been firing on all cylinders this season but the addition of Pulisic could change that.

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The American would not come on the cheap but given he has a ton of potential and is only 20, Klopp should take a punt on the Dortmund youngster.

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(Video) Liverpool star breaks down after seeing his side win 1-0 over Equatorial Guinea



Sadio Mane liverpool

Liverpool star Sadio Mane broke down in tears after Senegal’s 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.

The attacker had to be helped off the pitch by his teammates despite the team winning the game. The Metro reports that Mane had the chance to double Senegal’s lead in the game but missed his chance.

Many supporters turned on the 26-year-old and booed him for the miss. When the match ended, Mane fell to the ground, tearing up.

His teammates tried to help him up but the Liverpool star fell once again before he was taken off the pitch.

Mane has struggled to perform for Liverpool this season, and it seems his form deserted him for the national side too.

Although Senegal won the game, the reaction from Mane was a little surprising. This reaction reminds us of that 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace with Luis Suarez breaking down after the match ended.

The Senegal forward is one of our most important players and we need to have him in the right frame of mind for the rest of the season.

The 26-year-old has seven goals for us this season, which isn’t a bad return, but we haven’t seen the best of our attackers yet.

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Our next game is a tough tie against Watford at Vicarage Road, and the Senegalese attacker has to be at his best if we are to pick up the three points.

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Liverpool keeping an eye on 18-year-old Brazilian sensation



Bruno Roberto

Liverpool are one of the clubs keeping an eye on Brazilian sensation Bruno Roberto, according to the Daily Mail.

The 18-year-old recently played for the senior Atletico Mineiro side and is expected to follow the “lead” by Gabriel Jesus, as per the report.

Roberto plays as an attacking midfielder and has also interested the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea, as per the report.

The 18-year-old could be another great Brazilian coming through the ranks and it will be interesting to see if we follow up with our interest.

Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

Liverpool have a few Brazilian internationals in their side with Alisson and Fabinho joining in the summer. Roberto Firmino has enjoyed a fantastic spell under Jurgen Klopp and seems to be getting better with each season under his belt.

The Reds have to be wary regarding South American youngsters as we have another Brazilian on the books, Allan, that has had trouble getting work permits in Britain.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt but hasn’t played a single competitive game for the Reds since joining in 2015.

Roberto could be a star in the making and if he wants to develop into the finished article, there is no better place than Liverpool.

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Klopp has one of the best youth teams in England, and the German is known for handing chances to youngsters at the club.

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