Naby Keita to wear Steven Gerrard’s number eight shirt


Guinean footballer Naby Keita will become the first player to wear Liverpool’s number eight shirt since the club’s legend Steven Gerrard left the English Premier League club in 2014.

The 23-year-old midfielder was presented with the shirt by the former Reds captain.

The $63m (£48m) deal to take him from RB Leipzig to Liverpool was initially agreed last August.

He will finalise the transfer on Sunday. Liverpool say Keita has signed a “long-term contract”.

“It was an incredible day for me. He [Gerrard] gave me the number eight jersey. When it happened, it was a surprise and I didn’t expect it,” Keita told the club website.

By Morning Call

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