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Naby Keita still adapting to life at Liverpool, says Klopp

Naby Keita still adapting to life at Liverpool, says Klopp

The 16-year-old who can play at full back or centre back was signed from Ajax and was recently promoted to the senior squad by Jurgen Klopp following injuries to Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and the move of Nathaniel Clyne to Bournemouth on loan.

There is a word of caution however, and that is that Liverpool had lost four times this season prior to the Man City defeat, and all four of those losses were in cup action, three of them away from home. With Naby, and I spoke to him, everything is fine and I am completely happy. No, but he's still adapting, that's how it is.

And while he will no doubt see the FA Cup as a brilliant chance to secure his first trophy, he may see it as a lesser competition this year seeing his team's current league position. Then a little injury here, a little injury there and it was kind of a little setback.

"I don't know if we had more than four shots on target but we were quite clinical that day. You have to make sure you are as good as possible in that game, make the right decisions about the line-up - maybe tough decisions, maybe not that tough - and then we will see".

Wolverhampton Wanderers could welcome back forward Diogo Jota for tonight's FA Cup third-round clash with Liverpool at Molineux, according to the BBC.

The coach would not let slip whether Keita would turn out against Wolves, having already revealed that Simon Mignolet and Alberto Moreno were definite starters.

Klopp said minor injury problems had held the player back but he was a welcome addition to the squad. For this you need - if you can do it - to make changes. "We came through the intense period somehow okay, but we have to make changes". So we have to say it was close in the last game: 'Do we start him or not?' and stuff like this. "He is really, really good".

"He is in the best moment since I've known him as a person and will have a big part of our season".

After all, pundits are always suggesting that once you've got the monkey off your back after winning your first trophy, more usually tend to follow. I spoke to Naby.

"We made a change around the PSG game, I don't know when exactly, and the boys have to deal with it".


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