Squad Number: 8
Full Name: Naby Laye Keïta
Born: 10th February 1995 in Conakry, Guinea
Bought: 1st June 2018 from RB Leipzig
Transfer Fee: £52,500,000
2018/19 Appearances: 30 (11 from bench)
2018/19 Goals: 2
2018/19 Assists: 1
Playing time: 1638 mins
Time per goal: 819 mins
All LFC Appearances: 30 LFC Goals: 2
Career Appearances: 205 Career Goals: 42
Guinea Appearances: 28 Goals: 5
Most recent competitive appearance for LFC:
14/04/2019 66 mins v Chelsea (H) Won 2-0
Naby Keïta Profile
Liverpool announced the intention to sign Guinea's star midfielder, Naby Keita, on the 28 August 2017.
The deal however would not go through until the 1st July 2018 - the following year.
Liverpool triggered the €48M release clause as well as an additional premium paid. The final fee would depend on RB Leipzig's finishing position the following season.
After moving from his local club in Guinea to FC Istres in the French Ligue 2, he moved to Austrian side RB Salzburg for two season between 2014 and 2016. RB Salzburg won the league and cup double in both of those seasons.
He then moved to their sister club in the Bundesliga, RB Leipzig, and scored on his debut v Borussia Dortmund.
He scored a total of 17 times in his 71 appearances for the German club.
Naby Keita saw some early action in the season before fading out of contention despite the absence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain through injury. His fellow summer signing, Fabinho, became more integrated in the side further reducing the Guinean's involvement. He collected a couple of knocks further hampering his involvement.
In April 2019, with Liverpool chasing a league title, he scored his first goal to equalise against Southampton away when he headed in a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold. It was his first LFC goal in his 22nd appearance.
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