Ex-LFC keeper Grobbelaar says Keita has edge over N'Golo Kante, comparing him with Coutinho
- Keita is better than the Chelsea midfielder in terms of ball distribution, says Bruce
- He adds that Coutinho departure made the team stronger
“I liken him to Kante, who is a top player. But, with Kante, what you see is what you get. He will hunt you down and win the ball. With Keita, he will hunt you down, get the ball, then either get in the box and score or he has the same type of passing range Philippe Coutinho had in the final delivery.
“There’s no question he’s the complete package for me and the perfect person to wear that jersey [No.8] after Stevie G. When Coutinho left for Barcelona, it was a worry, but, after reaching the Champions League Final, there’s no obsession with him any more.
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“I look at stats. With Coutinho in the team, we didn’t win as many games as when he was out – so figure it out. Maybe he was an individual player and talent that needed to show himself. But, without him, I think we played a better style of football.”