Jurgen Klopp has worked wonders over the past year at Liverpool and it’s looking like this summer’s transfer window will follow suit.
So far the German has signed Fabinho for £44m from Monaco, tied Mohamed Salah down to a new five-year contract – with no release clause – and welcomed Naby Keita to the club.
Keita signed a pre-agreed deal to join Liverpool last summer and now he’s begun training at Melwood ahead of the new season.
Kopites are excited to see the Guinean in action and they have every right to be judging by what Xabi Alonso said recently.
“He (Keita) is a big personality,” said the Spaniard. “He has the hunger, the will to compete, and in football terms he’s an all-round midfielder.
“[He’s] good with the ball, he runs and dribbles very quickly with the ball, but he also likes to make things tick in the midfield.
“[He’s a] good signing. He will have to adapt to the idea [of Klopp’s philosophy], but I don’t think that he will have many problems because he’s a great player and very complete.
KEITA’S BIGGEST FAN
“[Under] Jurgen you need to do [play like] ‘bang, bang, bang’ and if he gets it, he will do well.”
A number of Liverpool players returned for pre-season training today, giving Keita the chance to get to know his new teammates and adapt to his new surroundings.
And it wasn’t before long that the 23-year-old bumped into Klopp and shared a rather touching moment with his new manager.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 2, 2018
Now that’s a match made in heaven. Liverpool fans are absolutely loving seeing Klopp and Keita embrace and share a laugh at Melwood, as you can see by the below selection of tweets.
Why am a smiling so much?
— – (@AnfieldRd96) July 2, 2018
— Inder (@inderghandial) July 2, 2018
That’s what I’ve been waiting for😍😍
— ً (@NabyRole) July 2, 2018
— NK8 (@iLoveNabyKeita) July 2, 2018
— . (@Jake_Swift) July 2, 2018
Everything is looking positive at Liverpool at the moment and there’s a real sense that something special is on the horizon.