Liverpool midfielder has revealed that he is settling in well at Anfield and that he is going to give all he has to succeed in the Premier League.
The 23-year-old Guinean moved to Anfield from RB Leipzig earlier this summer in a £52 million deal after impressing during his time in the Bundesliga.
Keita has already won rave reviews for his showings for Liverpool, although he has also revealed that there is no chance of him resting on his laurels and he will keep pushing himself to constantly keep improving as a player.
“I think it’s fair to say that the Premier League is a tough league,” Keita told the official Liverpool FC magazine.
“I’m very motivated to be playing in it – it’s an attractive proposition – but I’ve been told by many people that a lot of overseas players come into the Premier League and they take time to integrate, depending on the circumstances.
“So playing in the Premier League can be difficult, but I am very motivated to play here, not just for myself and my teammates, but for the club.
“Everybody around me has been very supportive towards me so I am certainly giving everything I can to get settled into the team quickly.
“Competition for places in midfield is something that can only help the team.
“Obviously the coach will go ahead and make his choices and I am sure he will choose the best players at the time for each match as they come along. That way, everybody gives their best throughout the season and I think it also gets the best out of everybody.
“First and foremost, I should say that I’m very much a team player and I always think about the team first.
“The Premier League is different to other leagues where I have played and everybody knows it is very tough, but I will do my best to beat my own personal records.
“I’m the kind of person who thinks that if I score eight goals in one season my objective must be to score nine goals in the following season. That’s the kind of mentality I have.”