Goals from Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mo Salah helped the Reds to a solid 3-0 win over Bournemouth yesterday and regain pole position in the Premier League.
With City breathing down their necks, the win gives Jurgen Klopp’s men some much need breathing space at the top and also saw Naby Keita put in one of his finest performance since arriving at Anfield last summer.
The Guinean international has been struggling to assert himself for Liverpool so far but showed his class against the Cherries, making more tackles (seven) and ball recoveries (12) than any other player on the pitch.
Apart from his defensive contributions, the diminutive midfielder also showed his attacking prowess during the fixture, with his gorgeous pass to Firmino in the buildup to Salah’s goal a testament to his ability.
Liverpool supporters should be encouraged by the 24-year-old’s display against the Cherries and if the central midfielder can find the consistency to pull off such performances on a weekly basis, the £48m paid for his services will soon look like a bargain.
Check out an alternate angle of Keita’s ‘pass of the season’ contender in the build-up to Mo Salah’s goal here: