Jurgen Klopp has praised the performance of Naby Keita in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory at Turf Moor tonight.
Keita, who has had an interrupted start to his career at Anfield due to injuries, found some form tonight.
Klopp was impressed with how the midfielder took the game on at certain times in the match.
“Always when Naby had the ball, at least something changed a little bit,” said Klopp, as reported by Liverpoolfc.com.
“We wanted to have positions to involve the players. To be honest, I don’t blame anybody or criticise – I would if there would be something to criticise.
“But we all know Shaq can play much better – turn in situations, get the ball and be a bit more decisive.
“The only ones who really tried to do something was Millie with runs in behind and Naby with the ball. Hendo shouldn’t be involved in that – he had to protect all the runners.
“So Naby made all the difference in a lot of moments. I think his blocked shot was the biggest chance we had in the first half, I’m not 100 per cent sure but at least it looked like a proper chance; Burnley blocked it.
“In the second half, the one-two with Mo [Salah] was a good finish and a bit lucky in that moment for Burnley.
“In the beginning it was really good and at the end. In the middle, we didn’t use him – I was shouting, ‘We have to use Naby!’ because he was not involved, we played long ball and big switches.
“Naby was constantly played over. When he was involved, he was really good.”