Liverpool fans were tweeting the same thing about Naby Keita after win over Bournemouth

Liverpool are riding the crest of a wave after their 5-1 aggregate win over Manchester City.

Having freshly booked themselves a place in the Champions League semi-finals, Liverpool were looking to extend their brilliant form to the Premier League against Bournemouth.

On a mild evening at Anfield, the Reds piled on the pressure and their opponents barely had a kick.

Liverpool launched attack after attack upon the Cherries with Sadio Mane eventually making the breakthrough.

It says a lot about the phenomenal seasons of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, that the winger is considered to be having an allegedly mediocre campaign.

Delivering the goods against Bournemouth, however, brought his tally up to 18 for the season and saw him usurp Demba Ba as the highest scoring Senegal international in Premier League history.

Frankly, Bournemouth were lucky to enter the break at just 1-0 down.

One of the most pleasing aspects of the performance came in Liverpool’s midfield with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, in particular, thriving in a central role.

And while no Liverpool player performed poorly against Bournemouth, the contrast of Oxlade-Chamberlain’s performance compared to that of Georginio Wijnaldum’s had Kopites thinking.

Fans were tweeting during that game that Wijnaldum, not Oxlade-Chamberlain nor Jordan Henderson, should be the man to make way when Naby Keita arrives in the summer.

It’s a big claim, but the Bournemouth game suggests Wijnaldum is probably the most appropriate fall guy.

Take a look at the tweets below:

There’s been great excitement around Keita recently, so there’s every reason to suggest he’ll be a starter for Liverpool next season.

His recent masterclass against Bayern Munich and stunning assist versus Marseille bodes well for success in the Premier League.

Kopites will be hoping he’s the final piece in the puzzle ahead of a season many think could see them launch a title challenge.

Wijnaldum, just as Liverpool fans are suggesting, should be looking over his shoulder.