The Mali international player revealed that the Reds’ attention on him simply flattered the midfielder as Keita believes that Kenny Dalglish side are one of the top clubs in Europe and it’s always nice when big teams showed an affection.
Keita admitted that he is still very fond of staying with Barcelona but honestly confessing that the temptation of having more regular playing time week in, week out simply triggered his interest. However, the player opted to wait until the season ends before talking about his future as he wants to fully concentrate on helping the Catalan side winning every possible titles that they can win at the moment.
I am flattered by the interest of Liverpool Football Club, one of the biggest clubs in the world. However, let’s wait until the end of the season with Barcelona and see what happens. I love Barcelona and it is difficult to find a better team than them, but I am ambitious and want to play football week in, week out. A challenge somewhere else is attractive to me and Liverpool are a top team with very good players,” Keita revealed.
Before the interest from Liverpool arrived, Keita himself have also been linked with a move to several clubs, mainly Italian giant, Ac Milan, who reportedly already held some talks with the player’s agent. However, nothing apparently has been sealed as just yet, since the Mali international refused to talk about his future before finishing the season with the Catalan outfit and simply getting to know how important is his role for the club this season.
Having already hitting his 30s, Keita obviously feel that his time with Barcelona might not be that long anymore especially since his playing time have simply been reducing each season with the Catalan army continuously bringing up younger players into the squad. The arrival of Cesc Fabregas along with Thiago Alcantara’s promotion to the first team this summer, has simply made the Mali international’s spent more time on the bench rather than playing, although he is still being used by Guardiola in several matches.