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Jamie Carragher looking forward to Naby Keita shining for Liverpool

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said that the Reds have one of the best midfields in Europe but there is still room for improvement. The Merseyside outfit ended the previous season on a high by beating Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League crown and that ended a seven-year wait for a trophy.

They have carried on the form this season with a strong display in the Premier League and there has been much appreciation for the midfield, where the likes of Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum and Fabinho have impressed. Speaking on TalkSPORT drive, Carragher said that there are no question marks regarding the team selection at the moment, given the Reds have won 17 league games on the bounce.

However, he added that there could be further improvement made in the centre of the park and is looking forward to Keita making a mark after a frustrating debut season last term, where the midfielder struggled with form and fitness concerns, he told: “I think the one before Liverpool look in the transfer market is Naby Keita. Liverpool are still waiting for him to take off really. Big transfer fee when he came in and he didn’t quite hit the ground running.

“Had some good games and some injuries.I think the feeling around the club is that they have got to give it a good 12 months to really see what Keita can bring to the midfield. And if he brings what he was supposed to bring then that would add something. But it’s very difficult to talk about Liverpool lacking anything with the number of games they have won on the bounce.”
The Reds are currently at the top of the Premier League table with 24 points on the board and they are already holding an eight-point advantage over reigning champions Manchester City. They seem genuine favourites to secure their maiden English crown in three decades but there is plenty of work to do as they need to stand off the challenge from the Citizens for 30 more games.

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