Klopp singles out new Liverpool arrival for praise after Anfield win

Date published: Sunday 12th August 2018 4:56

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Naby Keita of Liverpool controls the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on August 12, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise upon new signing Naby Keita for his performance in the 4-0 win over West Ham.

The Reds swept two goals clear of West Ham by half-time with Mohamed Salah swiftly off the mark, turning home Andrew Robertson’s left-wing cross in the 19th minute.

Sadio Mane struck a second shortly before the break and added a third early in the second half when he appeared to be offside but the goal was allowed to stand.

Substitute Daniel Sturridge punished more unconvincing West Ham defending by scoring with his first touch in the 88th minute, as Liverpool coasted to a 4-0 victory.

After the game though, Klopp singled out Keita for praise: “A good performance, of course.

“Naby is in because he is a really good footballer and from the beginning he has settled really quick.

“Similar style of play, similar positions as he had at Leipzig.

“I’m pleased, absolutely, but that’s what we expect.”

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