Naby Keita was absolutely superb at Old Trafford on Sunday and rightly deserves to start the Reds’ upcoming games ahead of Jordan Henderson.

The Guinean was only on the pitch for eight minutes but achieved more than Henderson did in his 71-minute spell and fans are pushing for the former to start going forward.

Liverpool were noticeably more composed and penetrative once Keita took to the field and Jurgen Klopp will surely have taken notice.

Perhaps if the 24-year-old was fitter he would have started the game or come on at half time. If he had, it’s likely the Reds would have won the game.

Keita’s ability to control the tempo of a game by playing a few probing passes before making a final decisive stroke with the ball is something the Reds have been missing hugely in recent weeks.

It was most needed at Old Trafford and his introduction from the bench was instrumental in changing the game. It might have had something to do with United being tired from maintaining a high intensity but all the same, he needs to be played more often.

Hopefully, the £52.75million bombshell can stay fit and help his side win the Premier League.

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