Many Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to express their frustration with new signing Naby Keita following a recent string of poor performances. The Guinean midfielder failed to impress once more on Monday night as his side were somewhat fortuitous to draw with West Ham at the London Stadium.
The 23-year-old has failed to open his goal scoring account since joining the Reds and has registered just one assist this season. These disappointing figures are a stark opposite to last year's numbers when he contributed to 16 goals, scoring nine, in his final season with RB Leipzig.
Keita has made just 18 Premier League appearances so far, but some Liverpool fans have already had enough, as evidenced by the following comments:
Naby Keita didn’t play like this on YouTube videos I’ve been lied to— Jamie (@DunnyLFC_) February 4, 2019
When are we allowed to call Naby Keita a fraud? 😑— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) February 4, 2019
Naby Keita could've tried a bit harder to block the shot from Antonio there.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 4, 2019
But he's forbidden from making any contribution whatsoever, so he just watched him score.
However, not everyone saw Monday's performance in the same way, with some arguing that Keita was in fact Liverpool's best player in the second half against West Ham.
Keita's manager seems to be in the same school of thought too.
In a rare show of unity from the footballing world, opposing fans came together to mock the £48m man who has generally diminished in the company of Premier League opposition.
Anyone moaning about Spurs not spending any money in the transfer window, be careful what you wish for....... and remember Naby Keita cost @LFC €54.7m and was rendered utterly ineffective by Mark Noble!!!!! Let that sink in! #WHULIV pic.twitter.com/2j44pqq7nW— Armed Forces Spurs (Official Supporters Club) (@UK_Forces_Spurs) February 4, 2019
Naby Keita dropping another 0/10— Aidan Walsh 🔰 (@AidanWalshMUFC) February 4, 2019
Liverpool might be better playing with only 10 men and bench Naby Keita— Mike Ⓜ (@UtdExcellence) February 4, 2019
Oliver Skipp > Naby Keita.— Kai™ (@DeleEdition) February 4, 2019
Keita will look to open his account as Liverpool welcome Bournemouth to Anfield next weekend. With the Reds likely to be in second place going into that game, Klopp will be expecting much more from his third most expensive signing as his side make a push for their first ever Premier League title.