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‘Got huge boots to fill’ – Liverpool fans on Twitter react to potential Naby Keita leak

The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the idea that Naby Keita, the RB Leipzig midfielder who’ll be joining the club this summer after agreeing to a deal last year, will wear the number 8 jersey at Liverpool. The 23-year-old Guinean international is to become the first player to wear Liverpool’s number eight shirt since Steven Gerrard left the club after the 2014/15 season.

The Liverpool fans propping our bar up will be feeling both excited and nostalgic as they see a new midfield man run out onto Anfield wearing the number eight, although, given his performances in the Bundesliga, it shouldn’t be a problem for Keita. Jurgen Klopp signed the player last summer but the only way the Reds could ensure they got their man was to sign him on a pre-agreement, meaning he stayed for one more year with Leipzig before making the move to Merseyside.

Naby Keita will be joining the club with a number of fans never having seen him play. This shouldn’t be a problem for the 23-year-old as his reputation alone has won him plaudits and it’s just a matter of time before he’s out on the green in Liverpool, trying to fill the boots of the club’s las number eight. The Guinean is also no stranger to a big game, just last month the midfielder scored one and assisted another ina 2-1 win over Bayern Munich, inflicting the Munich giants with just their third Bundesliga loss of the season.

You can read our local Kopites’ verdict on Keita’s choice of number here:

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