Liverpool title winner Nicol: Keita no flop

Liverpool title winner Steve Nicol insists Naby Keita is no flop.

Keita is yet to fully settle on Merseyside, but Liverpool still have high hopes for the Guinean.

Nicol said on ESPN: “Yes I think it is [early to call Keita a flop].

“I think because of the strength in depth Klopp’s got in the middle of the midfield, when Naby Keita initially came in and didn’t settle very quickly, then you don’t play him because you can play other players.

“Certain teams can bring a player in and even though they’re not hitting the heights they thought, they have to stick with him and they have to give them time.

“So I think Naby Keita, yes he hasn’t lived up to what we thought he could be just yet, I think he still can, but he will certainly need more time.

“So I’m not ready to call him a flop yet.”