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Liverpool hero Xabi: Keita is a big personality

Liverpool hero Xabi Alonso is convinced by the quality of new signing Naby Keita.

Alonso played against former RB Leipzig midfielder Keita, 23, during his time at Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

“He's a big personality. He has the hunger, the will to compete, and after in football terms he's an all-round midfielder," Alonso said.

“[He's] Good with the ball, he runs and dribbles very quickly with the ball, but he also likes to make things tick in the midfield.

“I think for this position in front of the holding midfielder, or even as a holding midfielder [or] close to the front three, he can have that role to find the space and to be up there. So [he's a] good signing.

"He will have to adapt to the idea [of Klopp's philosophy], but I don't think that he will have many problems because he's a great player and very complete.

“[Under] Jurgen you need to do [play like] 'bang, bang, bang' and if he gets it, he will do well."

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