A number of Liverpool fans gave blunt, withering assessments of midfielder Naby Keita in response to a question posed by @AnfieldWatch on Twitter.
What would you nickname Keita, Reds? 👀🔴 pic.twitter.com/XKPmU4LGuQ
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) November 28, 2019
Followers were asked for their recommendations for a nickname for the 24-year-old Guinea international, whose Liverpool career has frequently been interrupted by injuries since his £52.75m arrival (as per Sky Sports) from RB Leipzig in 2018.
He departed the African Cup of Nations mid-tournament last summer due to fitness concerns and was missing for several weeks earlier this season with a torn muscle bundle, as per TransferMarkt.
Keita has only played 319 minutes of football this season, making just four starts in all competitions, and he hasn’t featured since the Champions League win over Genk at the start of this month. [via TransferMarkt]
These Liverpool fans on Twitter came up with disparaging nicknames for the Guinean due to his unenviable injury record, with some drawing comparisons with other injury-plagued Reds midfielders past and present in Alberto Aquilani and Adam Lallana:
The Guinean Adam Lallana
— Mike Roberts (@Mike92Roberts) November 28, 2019
— rooster (@heyholetsgof) November 28, 2019
The Broken one
— Carlo Caglione (@CaglioneCarlo) November 28, 2019
Christened Aquilani 2.0 by @EBenno7 🤣🤣
— Craig Perry O’Brien (@Pernando_9) November 28, 2019
The Unicorn. People say they exist but I’ve never seen one
— Reid Bankston (@reid_bankston) November 28, 2019
— Krzysztof (@karpaczk) November 28, 2019
— Awelana⚡ (@I_manuel_) November 28, 2019
— NaUf (@nauflualihasan) November 28, 2019
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