Liverpool are expected to agree a new deal with midfielder Naby Keita in the near future, according to reliable journalist Paul Joyce.
The Lowdown: Keita’s best season yet
The Guinean enjoyed arguably his best season in a Reds shirt in 2021/22, finally managing to remain relatively injury-free and playing his part in a great campaign.
The 27-year-old’s current Liverpool deal expires in 2023, but it looks as though his stay at Anfield will be prolonged.
The Latest: Joyce drops contract claim
According to The Times‘ Joyce, the Reds are in discussions with Keita over a new contract – one that would keep him at the club for several more years to come.
He is expected to accept the offer, having joined Liverpool from RB Leipzig back in 2018, before officially moving there a year later.
The Verdict: Deserves a new deal
Keita remains a divisive figure with Reds supporters, with some adoring him and others feeling he has flattered to deceive, but last season was proof of what he can offer.
As mentioned, he managed to stay largely fit, which has been an issue in the past, and an 86% pass completion rate was accompanied by an average of 2.0 tackles per game – Virgil van Dijk has even described him as ‘world class’, which speaks volumes.
Should Keita get a new deal at Liverpool?
Finally strutting his best stuff on Merseyside, Keita fully deserves a new deal and the hope is that he still has another gear to find, as he heads into what could be the peak years of his career.
In other news, Liverpool are believed to have given up on signing one player. Find out who it is here.
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