In early 2020, Mane was having breakfast with Keita at Melwood when one of the staff came over to inform the midfielder they were going to step up his rehab that morning with a light jog around the training field. Much to Mane's amusement, Keita replied: "Yeah, yeah, I like eggs."
There was another occasion when medical staff were chasing up scan results only to learn that he hadn't been scanned at all after misunderstanding the instructions he had been given. A staff member returned to the private hospital with him.
Keita based himself in a house in Formby, around 13 miles from Liverpool, but later also acquired a city centre apartment. He certainly found it difficult to settle on Merseyside after arriving with his younger brother Petit, who effectively looked after his older sibling. However, there's a sense that he could have been more proactive in terms of making that adaptation process easier, especially when it came to learning English. [James Pearce]