Naby Keita’s performance levels have dropped since sealing his move to Liverpool, according to RB Leipzig’s manager.
Liverpool confirmed back in August that they would sign Keita in summer 2018 after triggering his £48million release clause in addition to paying an undisclosed premium.
The midfielder established himself as one of the finest in Europe last season, but his standards have slipped this campaign.
He has scored six goals and assisted two in 23 games, missing three games due to a suspension.
Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has been left less than satisfied with his output.
“Naby is not as consistent this year as last year,” Hasenhuttl told Sport Bild. “It’s important that he brings his expectations back to normal levels.
“I’m not one who wants to motivate with fear. I don’t immediately get the whip out in the classic sense and I don’t kick the players non-stop.”