LIVERPOOL could have the next N’Golo Kante on their hands if they sign Naby Keita.
Those are the thoughts of Liverpool legend Jan Molby.
The Reds are eyeing a move for Keita, who has been instrumental in midfield for RB Leipzig.
Jurgen Klopp is keen to carry out an overhaul of his squad in the summer.
Molby has watched Keita in action and thinks there are parallels between him and Chelsea ace Kante, because of their athleticism in midfield.
And he thinks Keita would be a perfect addition to Klopp’s midfield if they could secure a deal.
“We need more options in midfield and I’m encouraged to see us linked with Naby Keita of RB Leipzig,” Molby told the Liverpool Echo.
“He’s a player. Having seen him in action, he reminds me of N’Golo Kante.
“He has that same level of potential and looks as though he’d make the step up in his stride.
“Of course, a lot of other clubs are also looking at him. And this is where finishing in the top four makes such a difference.
“Yes, he’d have a chance to play in the Premier League at a great football club. But being in the Champions League is where the best players want to be.”