A number of Liverpool fans have been calling for Naby Keita to be sold in the summer transfer window following an update from James Pearce on his future.
The Reds could only draw 1-1 with Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon as their top four hopes took another hit at Anfield. As has been the case so often this season, profligate finishing proved to be Liverpool’s downfall, with Joe Willock’s last-gasp equaliser punishing their wastefulness.
Someone who didn’t feature at Anfield was Keita, with James Milner coming on in the second half instead of him, as his frustrating Liverpool career continues. The 26-year-old has made just seven Premier League starts all season, and while that is partly down to injuries, Jurgen Klopp does appear to be losing faith in him now.
Writing for The Athletic, Pearce claimed that Keita wants to stay at the club moving forward, fighting for regular playing time. In three years at Anfield, the £52.75m Guinean has made just 76 appearances in all competitions, scoring only seven goals.
Liverpool fans call for Keita to be sold
These Liverpool fans on Twitter have run of patience, however, calling for the midfielder to be sold.
“Need to be ruthless this summer, sell him“
“He needs to go this summer. Unfortunate with injuries but we need to rebuild this summer“
“He’s been saying that for 2 years! Unfortunately it’s time for both parties to cut their loses and move on“
“Take whatever we can get for him and get a player who can contribute with goals and play more than 10 games a season”
“No thanks, sell up this summer. A waste of £50m, rebuild required“
“Please go man”
In other news, some Liverpool fans have been left excited after one transfer claim emerged. Read more here.
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