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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11720 on: November 7, 2021, 08:40:45 pm »
What I would give for a healthy Naby. Weíre a different side with him.

He is a great player but not sure he is that influential.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11721 on: November 7, 2021, 08:49:07 pm »
He is a great player but not sure he is that influential.
For this side, right now, I think he is. Our whole pressing and intensity goes up a notch whenever heís on the pitch, that alone would warrant his inclusion, that coupled with his quality on the ball and cutting edge makes him transformative, imo.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11722 on: November 7, 2021, 08:51:53 pm »
For this side, right now, I think he is. Our whole pressing and intensity goes up a notch whenever heís on the pitch, that alone would warrant his inclusion, that coupled with his quality on the ball and cutting edge makes him transformative, imo.

Maybe, but his influence hasnít been long or consistent enough to claim that. But he is a top player and I agree he could be very important.

But he is injured a lot, so yeah, tough shit for us.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11723 on: November 7, 2021, 08:56:57 pm »
Every time he is injured he becomes the answer to all our issues.

Although thatís probably true for most injured players 😂

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11724 on: November 8, 2021, 11:03:45 am »
For this side, right now, I think he is. Our whole pressing and intensity goes up a notch whenever heís on the pitch, that alone would warrant his inclusion, that coupled with his quality on the ball and cutting edge makes him transformative, imo.

Yeah agree - but also Elliott did the same thing .. having them both out at the same time is a real blow - we're set up to have a high pressing 8 and we don't have one

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11725 on: November 8, 2021, 05:05:54 pm »
We need Keita and Milner back. Hopefully, both players had grade 1 hamstring tears and are back after the international break.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11726 on: November 8, 2021, 07:35:36 pm »
Every time he is injured he becomes the answer to all our issues.

Although thatís probably true for most injured players 😂


So, prior to the 3-3 against brighton, where he started but went off well before the concession of the 3 goals, in Keita's last 16 starts we had scored 51 goals and conceeded 8.  To me that suggests we are a much better side with him in the team, but offensively and defensively - it's just his injury record.  But Thiago's much longer, and more consistent, injury problems haven't stopped most of this forum from the day we bought him from claiming he was the answers to our MF woes creatively, so I think it a little unfair to pick out only Naby as being prone to that

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11727 on: November 8, 2021, 07:41:26 pm »

So, prior to the 3-3 against brighton, where he started but went off well before the concession of the 3 goals, in Keita's last 16 starts we had scored 51 goals and conceeded 8.  To me that suggests we are a much better side with him in the team, but offensively and defensively - it's just his injury record.  But Thiago's much longer, and more consistent, injury problems haven't stopped most of this forum from the day we bought him from claiming he was the answers to our MF woes creatively, so I think it a little unfair to pick out only Naby as being prone to that

Yep. Thiago has been just as unreliable and boy, do we need him now more than ever. He's been average thus far on his comeback but he's always slow to get back to full fitness
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11728 on: December 16, 2021, 10:10:51 pm »
Good to have him back, he adds something we don't really get from our other midfielders. Thought him coming on improved us a lot.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11729 on: December 16, 2021, 10:11:21 pm »
Took over when he come on, would be awesome to see him and Thiago start together.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11730 on: December 16, 2021, 10:12:35 pm »
Ox can struggle against low blocks, he needs space to drive into and when he doesnít get it itís not clear what he offers. Keita is happier in tight areas. Good to have him back this evening.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11731 on: December 16, 2021, 10:23:34 pm »
We played better 2nd half when he came on, the passing and movement was much quicker and Newcastle struggled.

I hope he starts against Spurs.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11732 on: December 16, 2021, 10:29:08 pm »
His dynamism is incredible; when he gets the ball and suddenly feints and springs forward like he's wearing seven league boots
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11733 on: December 16, 2021, 10:34:13 pm »
Excellent when he came on, we completely regained control of the midfield after struggling for the first part of the second half..
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11734 on: December 17, 2021, 09:07:58 am »
Glad he is back. He came on and played well. I personally think Keita has played well all season.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11735 on: December 17, 2021, 09:09:20 am »
Took over when he come on, would be awesome to see him and Thiago start together.

It's interesting we lost control when Keita went off in the Brighton game and regained control when Keita came on in the Newcastle game.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11736 on: December 17, 2021, 09:17:00 am »
If Fabi is unavailable, I'd like it if we played Hendo, Keita and Thiago against Spurs.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11737 on: December 17, 2021, 09:18:53 am »
If Fabi is unavailable, I'd like it if we played Hendo, Keita and Thiago against Spurs.

Kloop may want to ease Keita back after a hamstring injury. I think it will be Milner, Thiago, and Henderson (if the game goes ahead at all).

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11738 on: December 17, 2021, 09:45:36 am »
Kloop may want to ease Keita back after a hamstring injury. I think it will be Milner, Thiago, and Henderson (if the game goes ahead at all).

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I think Keita will be eased back but it also depends on this COVID situation as well.  I'd have thought we go pretty strong in all our league games and rest a few players in cup games. Hence, pretty strong team to face Spurs and then quite a few changes against Leicester in the EFL cup. Could easily play a midfield of Tyler, Naby and Milner in the game for instance

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11739 on: December 17, 2021, 09:55:58 am »
He was absolutely sensational when he came on imo. Probably the best 20 mins or so I've seen him have for us.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11740 on: December 17, 2021, 10:15:31 am »
He was absolutely sensational when he came on imo. Probably the best 20 mins or so I've seen him have for us.

He was great. Looked really sharp. My favourite moment was when he got involved with a strong physical challenge and it was the Newcastle player who ended up on the deck, not him. I really worry when I see him in those kind of moments, because you just dread him pulling up lame. But he seemed to just shrug it off. Brilliant.

Hopefully there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes to make him more resilient. Would be wonderful to see him getting an extended run of fitness.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11741 on: December 17, 2021, 10:24:59 am »
He was absolutely sensational when he came on imo. Probably the best 20 mins or so I've seen him have for us.

Best game I've seem him have for us is the Mancs away this season, he was really good last night though. Just stay fit Naby ffs.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11742 on: December 17, 2021, 10:25:39 am »
Really does add something a little different to our midfield. So calm in tight spaces and has the ability to turn on a sixpence and play a cute pass to open up the play.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11743 on: December 17, 2021, 10:39:53 am »
Love the through balls and the little shimmy and change of pace to create some space for himself. No thunder bastard though so 9/10 must try harder.  :D

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11744 on: December 17, 2021, 12:45:57 pm »
He was absolutely sensational when he came on imo. Probably the best 20 mins or so I've seen him have for us.
Not aimed at you in particular, people seem to say something similar to his after every game he plays. It just seems like he's underestimated by many, who are then surprised at what they see from him. And who then forget again before his next game. Rinse and repeat.
Basicallly he's a great player
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11745 on: December 17, 2021, 12:47:37 pm »
Kloop may want to ease Keita back after a hamstring injury. I think it will be Milner, Thiago, and Henderson (if the game goes ahead at all).

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11746 on: December 17, 2021, 12:54:47 pm »
Hopefully there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes to make him more resilient. Would be wonderful to see him getting an extended run of fitness.

You'd hope... in his defence starting him a few days after he was stretchered off probably wasn't the best idea.
He was fit for a decent chunk of time before that so hopefully he can stay that way - he's in our strongest XI imo

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11747 on: December 17, 2021, 04:12:17 pm »
He was absolutely sensational when he came on imo. Probably the best 20 mins or so I've seen him have for us.

That wasn't my impression when I read this, although you're certainly not alone in posting it. It made me look again at the last 20 minutes.

He was certainly trying things and being positive. But he practically lost the ball every time he had it. There were a couple of long range shots in there, which is what we like to see. But neither was much good. They certainly weren't "sensational". His dribbles and one-twos, without exception, also came to nothing. And although he pressed enthusiastically he wasn't able to nick the ball or even disrupt Newcastle's progression.

The lad was sensational against Manchester U, but last night? I don't think so.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11748 on: December 17, 2021, 04:47:56 pm »
That wasn't my impression when I read this, although you're certainly not alone in posting it. It made me look again at the last 20 minutes.

He was certainly trying things and being positive. But he practically lost the ball every time he had it. There were a couple of long range shots in there, which is what we like to see. But neither was much good. They certainly weren't "sensational". His dribbles and one-twos, without exception, also came to nothing. And although he pressed enthusiastically he wasn't able to nick the ball or even disrupt Newcastle's progression.

The lad was sensational against Manchester U, but last night? I don't think so.

He looked more powerful and direct.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11749 on: December 17, 2021, 05:59:02 pm »
He looked more powerful and direct.

He certainly looked like he wanted to try things (as did Oxlade Chamberlain). He did also look more muscular, which was interesting.

But if anyone can be bothered to look again in full at his contribution I'd be amazed if they still concluded that he was successful in what he tried to do, let alone "absolutely sensational."
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11750 on: December 19, 2021, 07:14:55 pm »
Rolled around on the deck today after a slight tap on the head after getting carried off with a bruise earlier in the season. Not a Liverpool player and Shit out just before their goal, Big let down..

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11751 on: December 19, 2021, 07:16:48 pm »
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11752 on: December 19, 2021, 07:20:00 pm »
Rolled around on the deck today after a slight tap on the head after getting carried off with a bruise earlier in the season. Not a Liverpool player and Shit out just before their goal, Big let down..

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11753 on: December 19, 2021, 07:24:04 pm »
I liked what I saw from Naby today, he was creative and caused them problems. He underhit a few passes, but the rust will fall off with game time.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11754 on: December 19, 2021, 07:27:38 pm »
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11755 on: December 19, 2021, 07:32:12 pm »
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11756 on: December 19, 2021, 07:39:25 pm »
Did you miss the triple roll after the slightest of knocks, Shanks would of well chased him..

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11757 on: December 19, 2021, 07:41:31 pm »
Did you miss the triple roll after the slightest of knocks, Shanks would of well chased him..

If you rewatch it though, it wasn't a tap, he was hit with a forearm

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11758 on: December 19, 2021, 08:03:21 pm »
If you rewatch it though, it wasn't a tap, he was hit with a forearm

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #11759 on: December 19, 2021, 08:06:21 pm »
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