Naby Keita's interview about his Liverpool life so far
- Keita reveals details about his relationship with Sturridge
- He also shares his feelings about the initiation ceremony
On Daniel Sturridge off the pitch
"I have to say I’ve got a lot of respect for him. I’ve spent a lot of time with him in this last month and everybody has been very nice to me and very friendly, of course, but Daniel’s obviously a player with great experience and he’s a very good player as well. Like a lot of the lads, he’s a good laugh, but he’s also given me a lot of advice about the settling-in process and also in terms of motivation. He’s a very positive and motivating player, so this month has been very good and I’ve spent a lot of time with him. He’s a great guy."
On Daniel Sturridge on the pitch
"It’s like with all players, you develop a good understanding on the pitch and I’ve certainly done that with Dan. It’s the same with everybody, but I’m very happy when I get the opportunity to play together with Dan Sturridge."
When you remember Naby Keita is still only 23 years old pic.twitter.com/1g9MmUJXiT— EuanDewar (@EuanDewar) August 4, 2018
On settling in
"Settling in the city so far has been fine because I haven’t really been out to too many places, I’m usually at home. But as far as settling into the club goes, it’s been fantastic. My first day was marvellous, everybody was very welcoming and very friendly towards me so I had no difficulties there at all. The key thing now is to get to work and show the capacity of what it is that I can bring to this club."
On his initiation ceremony
"There was a great atmosphere at Evian - I have to say I enjoyed it a lot. There were a lot of new players there obviously and we had this rite of passage where everybody had to get up and sing, and I did my bit. I really did enjoy it - I was quite nervous, but I did enjoy it! A trip like that is, for me, very good for the team, to go somewhere together. It does create a lot of cohesion among the players."
On who was the best performer at their karaoke party
"Me!" he said with a laugh.
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