Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has the perfect opportunity to prove himself by ripping apart Everton at the weekend.
The summer signing from RB Leipzig appears to have lost his way somewhat after a bright few weeks at the start of the season.
Keita was being touted by many as a potential signing of the season before a ball was kicked, but things haven’t really panned out as expected for the player so far.
The Guinea international has found himself on the bench a fair bit in recent weeks, with Jurgen Klopp preferring to use the likes of James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum and Xherdan Shaqiri instead.
He’s having to bide his time, but there could be a big chance for him at the weekend as Everton come to town.
Merseyside Derby the turning point for Keita?
With the midfield trio of Milner, Wijnaldum and Henderson putting in a poor performance against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, there’s a chance Keita could be recalled against Everton.
It’d be a huge chance for him to make his mark and announce himself properly in English football.
The Merseyside Derby is a huge fixture and Keita can endear himself to the Liverpool faithful by dominating proceedings at Anfield.
If the 23-year-old can shine against the Toffees then it could kickstart his frustrating season.
The fans will be right behind him and he could quickly live up to his billing as a top midfield player.