Keita out to emulate Gerrard in ‘legendary’ Liverpool shirt, sets six-month target

first_imgKeita is working hard to acclimatise to English football and is taking lessons to speak the language, although admits he may never understand the scouse accent!“I am following a course, I am really motivated to speak English, it is really important for me,” he added.“I want to be able to speak to the coach, I want to speak to the other players on the team and I am really working hard. REVEALED Steven Gerrard made 504 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 120 goals 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January TROPHY REVEALED Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Latest Liverpool News RANKED Naby Keita says he feels privileged to wear the No.8 shirt for Liverpool and is determined become a legend at Anfield like the man who wore it before him.The Guinean midfielder, who arrived at the club in the summer in a £48m deal from RB Leipzig, is the first Reds star to wear the number since Steven Gerrard left in 2015. shining huge blow The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED center_img Naby Keita has played in eight of Liverpool’s nine Premier League games this season Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars latest Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? targets Gerrard is considered one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players and Keita, after a slow start to his career on Merseyside, hopes to kick on and do the jersey justice.“You see the number eight is really legendary and to wear this shirt now it is legendary,” said Keita. “It used to belong to a player who was a legend, that was respected here.“When I was a child, that really was in my mind, to play for a great club like Liverpool. Well here I am now, I don’t mean I’m not going to be like him because each of us are individuals.“He left his own mark, I want to leave my own mark, I am going to work really hard to leave my own mark like he did. To play for Liverpool, that is a dream I had as a child and here I am now.” Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions gameday cracker Getty 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “I am hoping in six months I will be able to do these interviews in English.“I find the scouse accent a bit difficult but I will try my best [to learn some].“I do not know any scouse, I have been trying to speak English I have not been able to learn any scouse yet.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img

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