The Premier League gets back underway this weekend and the title race will have plenty of attention on it, naturally.

Manchester City take on Fulham, whilst Liverpool play Spurs in a big game between two very good top-flight sides.

It’s now only the Reds that can stop City this season, though, and they’ll be looking for another crucial three points against Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Away from the pitch, though, TeamTALK has suggested that Jurgen Klopp is willing to take a loss on Naby Keita and send him back to Germany with Bayern and Dortmund apparently keen.

There might be some truth in that, then, but to believe it you have to ignore a key trait of the German boss that has been demonstrated time and again on Merseyside.

Klopp is not a manager to simply give up on a player he wants.

With the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, he waited until he could sign them before doing so.

With Keita, too, he was happy to wait for more than a window to bring him in from Leipzig because he knew the player he could be.

Nearly a season has gone by and, yes, he has not had the best time in midfield but, at the same time, he is a player still learning under Klopp.

Players take time to adapt, the German is well aware of that, and so to see him dispense of a key signing last summer so soon seems a bit far-fetched in all truth.

Put simply, he’s convinced enough in his own player-judgement to not just give up quickly on a player – expect Keita to stay this summer.


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