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Liverpool’s Naby Keita admits it will take time to be at his best

The Guinea star joined from RB Leipzig during the summer

Sport360 staff 2018/09/12

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita says it will take time to justify the £52 million (Dhs 248.8m) fee the club paid him.

The 23-year-old Guinea international – who is expected to start Saturday’s match with Tottenham – told the Liverpool club magazine that it is only normal that it is taking him time to acclimatise to the Premier League after moving from RB Leipzig in July.

Keita signed for the Reds in August 2017 but with the condition he remained with the German side until this season.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

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