RB Leipzig News: Werner compares Keita to Barcelona great

9 months ago

In the latest RB Leipzig news, Timo Werner believes team-mate Naby Keita has the potential to be as good as Barcelona superstar Andres Iniesta.

Midfielder Keita and Werner have been key figures in RB Leipzig’s recent rise, as the club finished second in the Bundesliga last season after earning promotion in the previous campaign.

Keita will join Premier League outfit Liverpool at the end of the season in a deal that has already been agreed and Werner believes his exit will be a huge blow to Leipzig.

“Naby will be a world-class player because he has everything,” he told FourFourTwo. “I think he’s a bit like Andres Iniesta, the same type of player, because he can dribble, shoot and score. He has a lot of qualities that the young Iniesta had.”

RB Leipzig host Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Monday and they are 13/10 with bet365 to claim all three points.

The Red Bull Arena side go into the game on the back of three successive victories but they do have the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie at Marseille to come on Thursday.

Leipzig are currently fourth in the Bundesliga, one place and one point above Leverkusen.

Bayer have been impressive on their travels this season but they did slump to a surprise loss at strugglers FC Koln in their last away match, ending an 11-game unbeaten run on the road.