The Reds’ boss will certainly have wished to see more from Keita when fit and featuring in the side to justify the club’s decision to spend over £50million to bring him to Anfield – but there is still time for Keita to win over fans.
Liverpool are still getting to grips with the departure of Gini Wijnaldum and will need players to take responsibility and fill the void. Keita can be the man to prevent Klopp spending millions of pounds in the transfer market.
With two years remaining on his current contract, the 25-year-old will have to show much more on the pitch to have any chance of a renewal becoming a possibility.
Divock Origi is living proof that a player can still turn their Liverpool career around when it seems dead and buried, having bounced back from an underwhelming loan spell at Wolfsburg to becoming a Champions League hero for the club.
Liverpool will be going in search of silverware ahead of the upcoming campaign and cannot afford to have any passengers as they prepare to move on from the extreme challenges faced last season.
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