Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri may have scored the goals that secured all three points for Liverpool at Burnley yesterday, but the night belonged to one player - Naby Keita. 


Since joining from RB Leipzig in the summer, the Guinean midfielder has been in and out of Jurgen Klopp's squad, with Liverpool legend Steve Nicol ​pleading with the German manager to start him last week in the Merseyside derby.

Keita featured as a substitute on Sunday as the Reds dramatically defeated arch-rivals Everton 1-0 thanks to a 96th minute winner by Divock Origi and was handed his first start since September at Turf Moor.


Showing a wide array of skills, the midfielder dominated the game for the Reds, completing 93% of his passes and making several key tackles in his side's 3-1 victory.


​Keita also came close to scoring his first ever goal for Liverpool but was denied by a superb goalkeeping performance by Burnley's Joe Hart.


After the game, ​Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter to Keita's breakthrough performance, heaping praise on the 23-year-old. Here are some of the thoughts expressed by the supporters:

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​​Former Liverpool player John Arne Riise also joined in on social media, saying that Keita could be really important to the outcome of this season.

​​Liverpool are currently second in the Premier League and face a trip to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday where they will face ​Bournemouth.