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Pundit claims 27-year-old Liverpool star hasn’t ‘put sufficient into the soccer membership’ to deserve a brand new contract

Noel Whelan has claimed that Naby Keita doesn’t deserve a brand new contract at Liverpool and believes the Guinean has not ‘put sufficient’ into the Reds throughout his time on the membership.

The No. 8 joined from RB Leipzig in 2018 for £52.75m and though he’s confirmed glimpses of what he’s able to, he’s but to stay as much as the potential and is quickly operating out of time to take action.

The 27-year-old is out of contract at Anfield in the summertime and though there’s a ‘serious possibility’ that he’ll be allowed to leave for free on the finish of the season, the previous Leeds striker believes he hasn’t completed sufficient to warrant a brand new deal anyway.

“To be fairly sincere I don’t suppose he deserves a brand new contract,” Whelan informed Soccer Insider (by way of TEAMtalk).

“I don’t suppose he has put sufficient into the soccer membership, I don’t suppose he has put sufficient minutes on the sphere to be worthy of a brand new contract.

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“He has been plagued with accidents since he got here to the membership. Now we have seen him sporadically all through sure seasons and competitions however he by no means managed to nail down a definitive position for Liverpool.

“At the back of folks’s minds he’s a participant that they might like to have however the query mark is can they preserve him match. He shall be demanding massive wages and you don’t want to play him for half a season for 3 years.”

When you think about that Jurgen Klopp is determined to signal a brand new midfielder and has made Jude Bellingham his prime goal, it’s bemusing to suppose that we might even see a midfielder depart the membership without spending a dime on the finish of the season.

The Guinea worldwide’s damage file is much from supreme, nevertheless, and he hasn’t fairly been the participant that we thought we’d signed 4 years in the past.

At simply 27, although, he does nonetheless have time forward of him and a few would argue that he nonetheless has the potential to develop into an vital participant for us.

Many golf equipment round Europe shall be licking their lips on the considered signing Keita without spending a dime so we’ll simply have to attend and see what occurs.

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