Reports: Liverpool urged to sign Naby Keita replacement as shocking new details emerge
Gabby Agbonlahor has insisted Liverpool must look to rebuild their midfield by replacing “injury-prone” Naby Keita.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa striker asserted that the 27-year-old lacked the skills necessary to guide the Reds to Premier League or Champions League triumph.
Keita, whose Liverpool contract is about to expire, is now receiving treatment for an unidentified muscular issue.
The international from Guinea was not included in the Liverpool team’s Champions League roster, thus he will not be able to participate in any group games before Christmas.
Agbonlahor insisted Keita’s “injury-prone” reputation will prevent him getting a new contract.
He told Football Insider’s Connor Whitley: “I don’t think he’s got a long-term future at Liverpool.
“He doesn’t have long left on his contract, and he doesn’t do enough on the pitch, for me.
“He’s not going to take Liverpool to Premier League or Champions League glory.
“He has had his chance – but now they need to build that midfield and bring in better players.
“Injury has been a problem for him, so I don’t know why you would offer an injury-prone player a new contract.
“There’s no point putting a player in the Champions League squad who isn’t going to be fit until mid-November.”