Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said that Naby Keita ‘must improve’ in many aspects of his game, but insisted that he is happy with him ‘so far’.
Much was expected of £52 million signing Keita following his summer arrival from RB Leipzig, with Liverpool having waited 12 months to bring him to the club.
However, the Guinean midfielder hasn’t ripped up any trees during his time at the club, starting just 10 of Liverpool’s 24 Premier League games to date this season, failing to score a single goal and only providing one assist.
Speaking ahead of Monday’s trip to the London Stadium to face West Ham, Klopp said that he expects ‘a lot more’ from the 23-year-old.
“Yeah, happy so far but still a lot to come,” Klopp told his pre-match presser.
“Naby is an outstanding player but he still has to improve; minutes, games, language, all that stuff.
“Everything will be fine, and it is fine so far, but we can really expect a lot more still, that’s how it is.”
Liverpool go into their game in the capital at the top of the Premier League table, as they look to win their first league title since 1990.