Liverpool star Naby Keita set up Sadio Mane’s goal against Aston Villa last night with what initially looked like a fairly straightforward ball into the box.
This brilliant alternative angle below, however, shows the view Keita had when he played the pass – and it was clearly a harder ball to play than it first looked!
The Guinea international had two Villa players closing him down, and one marking Roberto Firmino in the penalty area, with Mane making a late run behind them.
For Keita to pick this pass out so quickly and under so much pressure is very impressive indeed.
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Despite not always living up to expectations in his time at Anfield, this moment of quality shows what a talent Keita could still be for the Reds.
Here’s the original angle just for reference…