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Liverpool fans stunned by what Naby Keita did in Europa League

The Reds have already signed the midfielder, who will move to Anfield at the end of the season


Naby Keita can't arrive at Liverpool soon enough in the eyes of Reds fans.

The club have already signed the midfielder, who will move to Anfield at the end of the season for a fee that could rise to £66million.

As things stand Keita is still on RB Leipzig's books, and is therefore representing them in the Europa League this season.

Much has been made of the fact the 23-year-old hasn't been as good as he was last year, when he lead the German club to second in the Bundesliga.

Naby Keita stormed through the middle of the pitch (Image: bein sport)

Some have suggested his head is already in Merseyside ahead of his switch, but he destroyed this notion on Thursday night.

In the first leg of RB Leipzig's Europa League last-16 clash with Zenit Saint Petersburg, Keita showed Liverpool fans exactly what they can expect from him next season.

Bruma opened the scoring for the German outfit in the second half at the Red Bull Arena Leipzig, before Keita grabbed the game by the scruff of its neck.

The midfielder dribbled around Matas Kranevitter with ease (Image: Bongarts)

Picking the ball up on the halfway line, the Guinean charged through the middle of the park beating players with ease.

He then fed a perfectly weighted pass through the Zenit defence, cutting it in half and finding Timo Werner, who chipped the keeper to make it 2-0.

Timo Werner thanks the architect of his goal (Image: REUTERS)

Liverpool fans rushed to Twitter to comment on Keita's build-up play, or perhaps check that others had seen the assist and that they weren't dreaming.

And it's safe to say that if they were excited about the prospective of him joining before, they are absolutely delighted beyond belief now.

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