PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Naby Keita – He will be a fan favourite at Liverpool

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Naby Keita – He will be a fan favourite at Liverpool
Naby Keita of RB Leipzig

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Dec 07, 2017. 16:00

Despite their 2-1 loss at the hands of Turkish side Besiktas on Wednesday, Guinea international midfielder Naby Keita has proved his worth.

The RB Leipzig was instrumental and bullish in the heart of the park as he found the back of the net for the second time in the UEFA Champions League.

Although they have bowed out of Europe's biggest football club competition, Keita helped the German Bundesliga side book a spot in the UEFA Europa League.


The 22-year-old’s 87th minute effort proved to be a mere consolation at the Red Bull Arena, as his 10-man side failed to reach the competition’s Round of 16.

His ability received massive praise from Leipzig fans as he drove past three players, before unleashing a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Tolga Zengin.

As 2017 UEFA Champions League rookies, Leipzig managed to finish in the third position behind Besiktas and FC Porto in group

Apart from his two goals in European football, the strike was Keita’s fourth in Leipzig colours this term, with two of them coming in the Bundesliga.

Should he continue with such performances in the Europa League, the Liverpool-bound player will be a darling at Anfield and a valuable asset for the Syli Nationale.

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