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Liverpool midfielder Keita insists no Klopp grudge

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita insists there's no grudge against manager Jurgen Klopp over his lack of minutes this season.

The Guinean had started only 12 games for Liverpool this season before the campaign was interrupted by the coronavirus crisis.

But there is no ill feeling towards Klopp, quite the opposite, as the 25-year-old feels indebted to the German.

"He is somebody who is able to give you explanations on the field, and that helps a lot and when you play of course you don't ever doubt yourself. That's coaching and he sees everything," he told Liverpool magazine.

"When you see him on the sideline and you're on the field, it's as if he's playing with you and that gives you a lot of desire to do better.

"He's always there for his players, he's almost like a best friend but he's a coach who can communicate with all his players.

"He will always defend his players because for him all the players are the same. There is no difference to him."

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