Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita praises teammate Daniel Sturridge for helping him settle in at the club.
Filed: Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 13:56 UK
Last Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 13:56 UK
Guinean international Keita, whose deal to join the Reds was agreed last summer, arrived ahead of this season and played a full part in pre-season as Liverpool warmed up with nine fixtures.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Keita revealed that he has spent a lot of time with Sturridge since joining his new teammates, adding that the Englishman has given him good advice ahead of the campaign.
“I have to say I’ve got a lot of respect for him,” the midfielder said. “I’ve spent a lot of time with him in this last month and everybody has been very nice to me and very friendly, of course, but Daniel’s obviously a player with great experience and he’s a very good player as well.
“Like a lot of the lads, he’s a good laugh, but he’s also given me a lot of advice about the settling-in process and also in terms of motivation. He’s a very positive and motivating player, so this month has been very good and I’ve spent a lot of time with him. He’s a great guy.
“It’s like with all players, you develop a good understanding on the pitch and I’ve certainly done that with Dan. It’s the same with everybody, but I’m very happy when I get the opportunity to play together with Dan Sturridge.”
Keita is expected to make his Premier League debut in Sunday’s clash against West Ham United at Anfield.
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