Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita could be handed a new contract at Anfield after a good recent run of form, according to journalist David Maddock.
The Lowdown: Keita in good form
The Guinean has had an up-and-down time of things since joining the Reds back in 2018, having arrived with huge expectations on his shoulders.
Constant injury problems have often limited Keita’s playing time and he ended up performing bit-part roles in Liverpool’s Champions League and Premier League triumphs.
The 27-year-old has been in good form for much of this season, however, scoring four goals and registering one assist, and being an important figure in the middle of the park.
The Latest: New deal incoming?
“Naby’s future will be great, I know that because of the player he is. Until then it makes no sense (to talk about his contract).”
The Verdict: Just needs to stay fit
The key with Keita isn’t his natural ability – most realise that he is a top-quality player, with Klopp himself describing the Guinea star as ‘outstanding’ – but instead steering clear of injury problems.
He has still only managed 100 appearances in almost four years at Anfield, and if he continues to play so infrequently, his future will again come into question.
For now, though, Keita appears to have rid himself of his fitness issues, and for that reason, extending his stay makes perfect sense, especially with James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Thiago all in their 30s, not to mention Fabinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turning 29 this year.
In other news, Liverpool are reportedly favourites to sign one player this summer. Find out who it is here.
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