Keita is finally a Red

Naby Keita is finally a Liverpool player!

We could have done with him during the run-in last season to be honest, but its great to now have the Guinean midfielder on the books and at Melwood well ahead of the pre-season preparations.

Steven Gerrard was there to officially hand over his legendary number 8 shirt and Keita was delighted.

“It was an incredible day for me,” he said. “He gave me the No 8 jersey. When it happened, it was a surprise and I didn’t expect it.

“When he came in, I looked and him and said ‘wow’ because he is a legend. He is somebody who always showed respect, who gave his all on the pitch, somebody who is loved here.

“If somebody like that gives you his shirt number, it’s not to play around with, it is to try and do as much as he did – that’s my motivation.”

It’s going to be an exciting season ahead…