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Liverpool bound Naby Keita: I want to match Yaya Toure

Naby Keita says he wants to be Liverpool's answer to Yaya Toure.

The RB Leipzig is scheduled to join Liverpool at the end of this season.

He told the Mirror: “I want to become the best African player in the world.

“My idol from Africa is Toure. He is strong, works hard and has made it to the very top."

Keita continued: “Becoming a Liverpool player will be very special, and a very important step in my ­career, but I won't let fame go to my head. One should never forget where one comes from. My ­parents had nothing and sometimes life was very tough.

“I come from a poor family and from a country that's also kind of poor.

“So when I visit Conakry on vacation now I buy sacks of rice and sugar for local people.

“And I also donate money to victims of floods and help my friends and family too because I'm proud of where I am from."

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