Naby Keita will be a great signing for Liverpool, says Jordan Henderson
Last Updated: 30/08/17 6:10am
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is looking forward to playing alongside Naby Keita when his fellow midfielder joins from RB Leipzig next year.
A deal has been struck to bring the highly rated 22-year-old Guinea international to Anfield from July 1, 2018, for a club record fee.
When asked about the increased competition for places which Keita's arrival will herald, Henderson said: "If you play for top teams, you are going to sign good players.
"I have seen Naby play quite a few times and he looks a top, top player.
"There have been a lot of transfer rumours over the summer and thankfully we ended up doing the business.
"OK, he comes next year, but I am sure the club are delighted to get him, because he will be a real addition to the squad and will hopefully help us over the next few years."
Henderson's main focus now is England's World Cup Qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia, and the Liverpool captain is in high spirits after Sunday's 4-0 thrashing of Arsenal.
"Arsenal are still a very good team with very good players," the midfielder said.
"I know they'll get a lot of criticism, especially after our game, but at the same time we were very good.
"When we play like that, with that intensity, it's hard for any team to come and perform really.
"A lot of credit has got to go to the lads at Liverpool for the way that we played and the intensity that we played at.
"Anyone coming to Anfield that day would have struggled."