Naby Keita

Liverpool fans take aim at Naby Keita as Wolves end treble hopes

Supporters of Liverpool have tonight torn into midfielder Naby Keita, following the Reds’ FA Cup exit at the hands of Wolves.

Wolves 2-1 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s men travelled to Molineux keen to put their crucial loss at the hands of Manchester City last time out firmly behind them.

The Merseysiders saw their lead atop the Premier League table cut to just 4 points last weekend, after Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane netted either side of a Roberto Firmino strike at the Etihad.

Benjamin Mendy

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 03: Leroy Sane of Manchester City celebrates victory with Benjamin Mendy of Manchester City after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at the Etihad Stadium on January 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

However, a bounce-back result was not forthcoming for Liverpool this evening.

In the end, a weakened Reds’ XI fell to a surprise 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wolves.

Raul Jimenez capitalized on a James Milner mistake to put the hosts in front shortly before half-time. Liverpool, though pulled one back following the interval, courtesy of Divock Origi’s snap-shot from the edge of the box.

The visitors managed to hold onto the lead for just 4 minutes, though, with Ruben Neves’ tie-deciding screamer from 25 yards having proven the difference between the sides at full-time.

Keita disappoints

Unsurprisingly, Liverpool’s fans were quick to express their disappointment in the aftermath of the clash, with any hopes of a historic Reds’ treble having come to an end at Molineux.

And, while Klopp’s men were some way short of their best all over the pitch tonight, one individual has since been singled out for heavy criticism.

The player in question is midfielder Naby Keita, who saw the game simply pass him by for lengthy stretches this evening.

‘When Keita finally arrives…’

The Guinean’s ineffective display was at odds with the type of all-action performance that the Liverpool faithful had been promised following Keita’s big-money arrival from RB Leipzig during the summer, with some of the highlights from across Twitter tonight showcased below:

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