Published On: Thu, Apr 9th, 2020

Liverpool news: Sadio Mane jokes about Jurgen Klopp shouting at Naby Keita | Football | Sport

Naby Keita has opened up on life working under Jurgen Klopp nearly two years into his Liverpool career. The midfielder was signed for £53milllion upon request of the German in the summer of 2017 from RB Leipzig, before joining up with his teammates a year down the line.

It cannot be denied that Keita is yet to live up to his potential, but the Guinea international is confident that he can reach new heights if he has some luck and avoids injuries, which have continued to plague him.

The 25-year-old has made just nine appearances in the Premier League this season and is desperate to build on that once the Reds are given the all-clear to return to action following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fellow African Sadio Mane has been going the extra mile to ensure Keita feels settled at the club, a position he has taken up once again recently with new signing Takumi Minamino.

The Senegal winger gently poked fun at Keita while the pair discussed their manager Klopp, by claiming the boss often shouts at his team-mate whenever he loses the ball.

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The midfielder is enjoying his education as a player under Klopp and is adamant his manager will help get the best from him.

“When I arrived I had to try to settle in and be able to integrate with the team,” he added.

“I respect his choices, so I was there to work every day.

“He is somebody who is able to give you explanations on the field, and that helps a lot and when you play of course you don’t ever doubt yourself. That’s coaching and he sees everything.

“Yes, and he will always defend his players because for him all the players are the same.

There is no difference to him. He’s always there to explain things to you, such as if you haven’t played the best in a game, which is hard for coaches to do.

“But that’s a choice he has to make and it helps us fight harder on the training field to push hard so you can be playing at the weekend.

“He communicates with us all equally and that’s what I really like about him. During training he will stop you and give you advice and explanations…”

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