Despite a bumpy ride since his arrival at Anfield which has been hampered by injuries and speculation over his future growing by the weeks, Naby Keita has vowed to keep fighting for his place at Liverpool.
The Guinea international who signed for the Reds in 2017 for what was a club record fee at the time of 48 million pounds, has made 76 appearances for the club scoring seven goals.
Keita gained huge attraction from several big clubs after an impressive two seasons in Germany with Red Bull Leipzig, which included him being named in the Europa League team of the year for the 2017-18 season.
A workhorse like midfielder who could offer a creative outlet going forward and in defence, Keita was the perfect option to bolster Jurgen Klopp's side. Keita was immediately involved in the side in his first season showing a bright spark that was not always present in Klopp's Liverpool midfield up to that point.
But the midfielder's time at Anfield has mostly been plagued with injury causing him to miss Liverpool's Champions League final victory against Tottenham and a large portion of their Premier League title winning season. Keita has also been on the sidelines again for the majority of this season making just 10 league appearances.
It is evident that he has quality attributes but has yet to hit his stride in any consistent manner. Liverpool are due a clear out in the summer and many fans think Naby Keita should be one of the outgoings on that list. In a recent Twitter post James Pearce of The Athletic suggests Keita is adamant he will fight for his place in the Liverpool team.
With the likely departure of Gini Wijnaldum and several other squad players, Keita who is just 25 years-old can still carve a successful career on Merseyside, if he can avoid injury and build up consistent game time. Klopp is a big admirer of the Guinea international but the clock could be ticking as failing to get into the team even as a substitute in recent games ahead of also out of form players such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be a damning sign as to what the future holds.
It could very well be the last chance saloon next season for Naby Keita and with Liverpool's likely drop back into the Europa League, it is the perfect opportunity for him to get more game time and finally put a stamp down on the Reds starting eleven and prove his importance in the squad as a whole.