Bruce Grobbelaar on Keita: 'He is the only player who can take that No.8 jersey after Steven Gerrard'
- The legendary LFC keeper backs Naby to flourish in the iconic T-shirt
“I honestly believe he is the only player who can take that No.8 jersey after Steven Gerrard – I think he’s the perfect player in that position. Stevie G was a brilliant player who will always be remembered as a great servant and ambassador for the club and himself.
“And Keita is the only person I would have given that shirt to try and emulate what Steven has produced.
Naby Keita: "My first day was marvellous, everybody was very welcoming and very friendly towards me. The key thing now is to get to work and show the capacity of what it is that I can bring to this club." pic.twitter.com/wp9tskbOLT— The Anfield Buzz (@TheAnfieldBuzz) August 11, 2018
“He’s a beautiful player and I’ve already seen the signs that he’s going to have a major impact on Liverpool this season and in the years to come. Jurgen Klopp was very astute in seeing Keita’s ability and potential to develop. He got in fast, signed him, then left him at Leipzig last season.
“I’m certain he’s going to blossom even more and fit into the side with ease. I’ve seen him in the pre-season games and he’s been absolutely brilliant.”