Pundit Exclusive: Liverpool tipped to sell 25-yr-old 'if he doesn't buck up his ideas'
Liverpool will look to sell midfielder Naby Keita if he does not perform when he returns from injury, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Aston Villa and England striker claimed the 25-year-old has not lived up to expectations since his move from RB Leipzig.
Keita limped off after 53 minutes in Liverpool’s clash with Leicester City on Sunday with a hamstring injury.
He is set to undergo further assessment and it remains to be seen how long the Guinea international will be out for.
Since his move to Merseyside in the summer of 2018 for a reported club record fee of £52.25million, Keita has struggled with a series of injuries.
This season he is yet to complete the full 90 minutes of a Premier League action and he only managed it once last season.
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Asked by Football Insider whether Jurgen Klopp will be worried about Keita’s struggle to maintain his fitness, Agbonlahor said: “Klopp will be definitely frustrated with his injury.
“You can’t do anything about the injuries but even when he’s not injured he’s not putting in the performances that got him the move to Liverpool.
“I’m sure if he doesn’t buck up his ideas soon, when he’s fit, that he’ll be one of the players that Klopp looks to sell and bring in somebody else.
“Whenever he gets his chance he doesn’t seem to take it.”
Keita has played eight times this season across all competitions for the Premier League champions.
He played 27 games last term but managed just nine starts in the league as the Reds secured their first Premier League title in 30 years.