I turned down Barcelona and Bayern for Liverpool: Keita

Football News: The Guinean international avouches that he has turned down interest from Barcelona and Bayern Munich to join Klopp at Liverpool.

Keita reveals the secret of his Liverpool move.

Last season the EPL giants bucket the RB Leipzig man for £50million, and this time in the offseason he has joined the Reds.

The 23-year-old is set to form a team in the heart of Liverpool midfielder with the club captain Jordan Henderson and their new signing Fabinho.

The new Liverpool man revealed that he turned down interest from Barcelona and Bayern Munich to join the last time Champions league finalist this season.

Keita voiced: "It's true to say that there were other teams involved like the ones you mentioned,"

"But a big part of my decision was the role of the coach.

"We had good conversations. The words he spoke to me about this project really convinced me. I could see how the club was developing and I spoke at length with Sadio [Mane].

"Sadio is like a brother to me. We had nine months together at Salzburg and built up a good rapport. We have been great friends since that time. He told me what a great club this was and how the team was progressing and had great potential."

He added: "I don't think the physical aspect is going to have a negative impact on me at all.

"I have watched a lot of English football and through the process of the friendly games leading up to the new season, I'll adjust to it. I like winning the ball back. It’s something I love.

"I am someone who has this real winning mentality. I have a huge desire to win. That is why I am aggressive in a positive sense on the field.

"My first mind-set when I am out on the field is to defend well and not concede. As a midfielder, when you have sealed things up at the back, my job is to provide the ammunition for the strikers and forwards, to create opportunities for them.

"Also, if I get a chance that come(s) my way, I want to take it and score. But I am a team player. I think about the team and the group first always."