The 23-year-old, who will formally complete his transfer to the Reds on Sunday, July 1, will become the first player to wear the number since May 2015, when Gerrard left the club for LA Galaxy.


And Keita has revealed how he was surprised by the Anfield legend – then the club’s U18s manager – on his first visit to Melwood last August once the club had agreed on a deal for his services with RB Leipzig.