Liverpool travel to Sheffield United tomorrow in the Premier League – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter are insisting that Naby Keita plays.
The Reds visit Bramall Lane on Sunday in abysmal form, losing their last four consecutive games in the Premier League to all-but end their title defence.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have fallen down to sixth in the league table as a result and have a five-point deficit now to make up on fourth-placed West Ham.
Meanwhile, Sheffield United remain rock bottom of the table and it’ll be the greatest escape ever if they were to avoid relegation from this point.
A selection of Liverpool supporters on social media have claimed ahead of this weekend that £120,000-a-week man Keita should be back in the XI against Sheffield United.
Keita, 26, has had a mixed time at Anfield so far.
The all-action central midfielder has been part of the team to win both the Champions League and Premier League, but his influence may not have been what he hoped since he joined in 2018 from RB Leipzig.
His career on Merseyside has been stop-start due to several different injury problems.
He’s been sidelined since mid-December with an ankle problem lately, but was back on the bench for last weekend’s defeat to Everton and has been in training.
There are plenty who feel the box-to-box midfielder could add something extra to a side that are struggling for form and confidence right now, but on the flip side of that rushing back someone who is injury prone may not be a smart move.
Here are some Reds fans discussing Keita:
— Seeing Red (@SeeingRed10) February 27, 2021
Start him and if he breaks down again and can’t play midweek then it’s time to sale him this summer, last chance
— Bondy (@bon020974) February 27, 2021
Thiago and naby combo.. YNWA
— Fifty Professor (@PromoPromise) February 27, 2021
He must get some chance to play he is a good player
— Dingi (@Dingi93507063) February 27, 2021
Has to start so we finally have a good bit of creativity in the midfield
— T.drizzy (@desir_tyler) February 26, 2021
I really want to see Naby start
— Tanmay (@LFCTanmay) February 26, 2021
Naby Keita has to start on Sunday or we riot
— qaisar (@qaisarrrrr) February 26, 2021
I know i say this often, but naby lad better start against Sheffield 😢 we have missed his creativity and runs so much
— Mini (@MiniCP_) February 25, 2021