PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Naby Keita – His discipline is no worry for Liverpool

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Naby Keita – His discipline is no worry for Liverpool
RB Leipzig's Naby Keita.

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Nov 16, 2017. 16:00

With media reports suggesting that RB Liepzig midfielder Naby Keita's has lost his form, a German reporter says Liverpool must not worry about the Guinea international.

Ronald Tenbusch, who covers the midfielder's current side, Leipzig, for Die Welt publication says Keita has no disciplinary issues.

Having signed a staggering £55 million deal to join the Reds next year, Keita has been sent off on three occasions in the last seven matches for club and country.


However, the German media specialist says the 22-year-old has changed his playing style a bit and people must not compare him with France international Franck Ribery.

"I don't think he has problems with discipline," Tenbusch told Sky Sports.

"The only thing I have recognised is that he has changed his style a bit, he is wearing more extravagant clothes, but he is certainly not a diva.

"Of course he needs to learn how to handle aggressive opponents but I don't think he has a problem controlling his emotions.

"He is not like Franck Ribery, who reacts with physical assaults when someone provokes him. From my point of view, Naby just needs to find the right balance in his style of play."

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