Doubts about summer signing Naby Keïta veered away as he displayed a much-awaited performance at Turf Moor with The Reds ending the game at 3-1. He joined Liverpool from German club RB Leipzig, where he earned the third most expensive move in the league at £58.50m.
More than trending on Twitter for his remarkable display, the right-footed Central midfielder got The Reds boss support to become a star for the club. Burnley paid the consequence as Liverpool close the gap to season leaders Man City after James Milner, Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri outperformed the tough match’s first goal scored by The Clarets defensive midfielder Jack Cork at 54′.
Keita was undoubtedly the most productive midfielder on the pitch, having the most number of shots on goal than any player, plus the most tackles and blocks. Imagine the uproar if Joe Hart skipped a beat from guarding his post and have let the 23-year old midfielder get past him.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson praised his teammate for a flying-with-colours return to the starting XI. He added “He drives the ball forward, which is big for us. I thought he was outstanding, along with everybody else really.”
The win earned Liverpool an unbeaten start to the season, with 12 wins and three draws. Undoubtedly, this is their best return from the first 15 games with Keita maintaining their momentum. People are pleading for Jurgen Klopp to play the midfielder again in the Merseyside derby against Everton, with the red-carded captain Henderson still out of Sunday’s game.