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Official: Liverpool Unveil African Star

Official: Liverpool Unveil African Star

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 27, 2018 01:24 PM @KurtLaduma

Premier League giants Liverpool have officially unveiled an African star, who will wear Steven Gerrard's famous shirt number, as one of their signings ahead of the 2018/17 campaign.

Click through the gallery to see images of Naby Keita getting used to his new surroundings at Liverpool.

The Anfield-based club announced in August 2017 that they had come to an agreement with RB Leipzig to sign Guinea star Naby Keita, who has been one of the German club’s standout players since 2014.

On Wednesday afternoon, Liverpool finally unveiled him as their player, with the 23-year-old being given the No. 8 shirt, formally worn by the legendary Steven Gerrard.

Speaking on his exciting move, Keita said that he has always been a huge admirer of the Reds.

"When you see how they performed last season it makes me want to do the same and to be a part of this team. I would like to be able to achieve a similar kind of season with them next season – but even better," he told Liverpool's website. 

"I chose Liverpool because it is a team I watched often - and I also spoke a lot about it with Sadio (Mane). He told me a lot about the team and the club.

"I also spoke with the coach, who told me about the project for the team and that motivated me to be here."

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Keita represented his former club on 81 occasions, scoring 20 goals and assisting a further 11 strikes.

Are you excited to see what impact the African star will have at Liverpool? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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ko mokokotlo Joined: 16 Nov 2017
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ko mokokotlo Jun 28, 2018 03:34 PM
klopp is cooking something in the kitchen , it smells good but i really do not know what it is.
MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jun 27, 2018 09:01 PM
Hope liverpool will bring their best this coming season, can't wait to see them on their best!
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baba ka Luvo Jun 27, 2018 06:09 PM
keita is very good player Kloop can just read news paper while the game is on now we need Keeper plz
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Matayitayi Jun 27, 2018 03:30 PM
Africa rise
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Maloh11 Jun 27, 2018 02:43 PM
please boy wear that jersey with dignity boy make Gerrard proud for wearing that jersey 8
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 27, 2018 02:26 PM
Good choice broe and i m sure u wll add sumthing in this team
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KhothaKhosi Jun 27, 2018 02:19 PM
I thought he is from Senegal. Been hoping he could come in as substitute in their games. Damn, been sleeping. A very good signing again by Klopp. Good luck to you Keita, you are the real deal for sure.
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Sthe4intermilan Jun 27, 2018 02:02 PM
Liverpool mean business
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Sabacele Jun 27, 2018 01:55 PM
That a good signing for Liverpool
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Joey Negro Jun 27, 2018 01:51 PM
And now he'll be downing the famous number 8..... Hope he lives up to the expertise of that jersey number.

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