Klopp expects adapting Keita to be more influential at Liverpool

Deanna Kelley
January 8, 2019

Liverpool youngster Rafael Camacho could be set to make his debut in tonight's FA Cup clash with Wolves.

Premier League leaders Liverpool went down 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday, the Reds' first top-flight loss of the campaign reducing the gap at the top to four points.

Manchester City won the match 2-1 with goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane against a sole response from Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool assistant Peter Krawietz has admitted that would prefer to end the fans' wait for a league title over winning the Champions League this season.

Jurgen Klopp's side do have a four days break in between their trip to the Midlands and their next Premier League game against Crystal Palace, which will be held at Anfield. Here we give you the lowdown on the latest Liverpool protege to get his chance. "But the way Klopp makes Liverpool play is absolutely fantastic".

"I would follow what the people of Liverpool long for and prefer the league win", Krawietz added. In the back of our minds, we knew we would lose a game eventually because football is like that.

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The Liverpool manager is considering whether to name highly-rated 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever in his squad, with sources also telling ESPN FC that academy defender Conor Masterson trained at Melwood on Friday. No, there was no reason [for him not playing recently], just because other boys were in good shape as well.

Klopp said when asked if Monday was a good opportunity for Keita to make his case: "I can tell you it is a good opportunity for all the players. Everything is fine. I am completely happy with Naby", said the Liverpool boss.

"But could he be a bit more confident in the games? Yes".

My gut feeling is that there will be a bigger gulf in ability between these two sides on Monday night than there was when they met just before Christmas in the Premier League.

"I'm really looking forward to our common future because you see every day: wow, there's so much to come, so much influence he can have on each game".

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