Naby Keita says Liverpool’s Sadio Mane is like a ‘big brother

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Naby Keita has described future Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane is like a 'big brother'
Naby Keita has described future Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane is like a ‘big brother’

RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita has revealed future Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane has played a “big brother” role for him throughout his career.

Liverpool confirmed in August that they had signed an agreement to bring Keita to Anfield for a club-record fee of £48m in July 2018. The German club have since announced the 22-year-old will not be allowed to leave early amid suggestions of Liverpool wanting the player in January.

Keita played briefly with Mane at Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg following his arrival from France in 2014 and despite the winger departing for Southampton that summer, he played a key role in helping Keita adapt to his new environment.

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