Many Liverpool fans have been reacting to a claim that Naby Keita is set to reject contract talks if he isn’t handed a more prominent role in the team.
However, Keita has struggled to become an instrumental part of the Reds squad and has only started 45 games of his 82 Premier League fixtures – with players like Gini Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Thiago often ahead of him in the pecking order.
Speaking on BILD Sport, Christian Falk has claimed the Guinea international is set to snub contract renewal talks with Liverpool if he isn’t handed a more key role in the side. His current contract runs out in 2023, so he has just over a year before he is free to talk with foreign clubs over a possible free move.
Keita came on in the 62nd minute in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace and scored the Reds’ third goal with a thunderous strike, before being replaced at half-time in Tuesday’s 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Norwich City.
Liverpool fans flock to Keita news
These Liverpool fans took to Twitter to react to the latest news regarding their midfielder, with one fan claiming the loss of Keita would not be ‘much of a loss’.
“He needs to stay fit and well before seeking a more prominent role.”
“Needs to earn it, so far he hasn’t done near enough for me.”
“Hahahah let him go. I was so for Keita but it’s time we accept the project has failed
“How about producing more prominent performances then he’ll get his prominent role.”
“Lot of nerve from a guy who just hurt himself kicking the ground”
“Off you pop”
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