Liverpool star Naby Keita explains why he is already in tune with Mohamed Salah and company.

Naby Keita

NABY KEITA can not wait to make her Premier League debut with Liverpool this afternoon.


Naby Keita is already forging relationships with his teammates

The powerful midfielder was forced to watch from a distance last season despite signing for the Reds.

RB Leipzig demanded that Keita play in the Bundesliga for another year as part of his £ 50m transfer to Liverpool.

A series of impressive performances during the preseason showed why Jurgen Klopp was so determined to take Keita to Anfield.

And the Guinea international revealed how those matches have helped him develop a synergy with the established attackers of the Reds.

Keita told the official website of Liverpool: "During the course of the preseason we have all worked hard, I think we are all in a good level of preparation.

"They have a very good understanding between them, so my role is to support that"

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"It has not been too difficult for me [to get used to playing with his new team-mates].

"I have a very good relationship already established with the three forwards particularly: Sadio, Roberto Firmino and Salah.

"Obviously, we have worked together as a unit, but it has not been difficult with the rest of the team either.

"We have all been working very well together and we hope that this will help us on Sunday to put it into practice in the league.

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Klopp brought Keita to add power to his midfield

"The three forwards, obviously, have experience together and they are all very fast players.

"They think fast [and] They have a very good understanding between them, so my role is to support that, to help as much as I can and, hopefully, to provide good service. "

Liverpool expensive a rejuvenated West Ham team at Anfield today in its opening game (1.30 p.m.).