In an unprovoked social media message, the agent of Liverpool star Naby Keita appears to criticize Jurgen Klopp.
Malick Kebe, who is backing his client, took to Twitter to say that the best of the Guinea international is yet to come because the manager hasn't used him in his 'favorite' role.
The day that Coach Klopp gets Naby Keita to play in his favorite role, you see what he will bring to Liverpool. He is a playmaker, not a scavenger. Good to hear, hi. https://t.co/IvcTpJcAja— Malick Kebe (@MalickKebe8) May 3, 2021
Using social media to criticize the manager's tactics is unlikely to win anyone over at Anfield, with Mo Salah's agent Rammy Abbas regarded as a minor annoyance for similar antics.
However, Kebe brings up an interesting question about Keita: is the Reds' No. 8 being used out of position? Klopp and his team, who see the players every day in training, must know what's best...
According to Transfermarkt, the midfielder has been used centrally 74% of the time throughout his career, and only as a CAM on nine occasions in 251 appearances.
Keita has been deployed in the No.6 role on 28 occasions for different clubs, including Liverpool, indicating that he prefers defensive duties.