Naby Keita's agent BLASTS Klopp for dropping him against Chelsea

Naby Keita’s agent BLASTS Jurgen Klopp for dropping the midfielder against Chelsea and insists it’s ‘really hard to understand’ why the Liverpool boss didn’t play him in draw at Anfield

  • Liverpool drew to 10-man Chelsea in a bad-tempered clash at Anfield
  • Naby Keita was dropped for Roberto Firmino and did not come on as a sub
  • His agent Malick Kebe has now blasted Jurgen Klopp for dropping his client
  • Keita’s Reds contract expires in 2023 and he has been hit and miss at the club 

Naby Keita’s agent has blasted Jurgen Klopp for dropping the midfielder in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Saturday. 

The Reds were held to a draw as Kai Havertz gave the Blues the lead with a looping header but Liverpool equalised through Mo Salah’s penalty after Reece James was sent off for a handball. 

Keita started both Liverpool’s opening league games this season against Norwich and Burnley, but he was benched as Roberto Firmino returned to the XI alongside Sadio Mane and Salah.

Naby Keita started against Norwich and Burnley – but was dropped for the draw with Chelsea

Keita’s agent Malick Kebe slammed Jurgen Klopp for not playing his client against the Blues

Malick Kebe tweeted sarcastically: ‘It’s really hard for me to understand Klopp, you have to be him to put Naby Keita on the bench right now in his form. 

‘Your super coach is solely responsible for this draw against Chelsea.’

Despite describing himself as Keita’s manager on Twitter, he then followed up that outburst with: ‘I don’t need to be followed by journalists and I am far from being Naby’s agent. But the truth is unique, we do not change the winning team.’ 

Kebe then claimed that he wasn’t Keita’s agent despite saying he was the player’s manager

Keita’s contract expires in 2023, with the Guinean’s time at Anfield beset by inconsistency. 

He arrived to much fanfare from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2018, but has since started just 34 Premier League games. 

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