The midfielder has recently been linked with a move away from Anfield.
Barnes believes that if Keita does leave Anfield in the near future, Liverpool would be able to move on without him.
Anfield Watch Verdict
We completely agree with Barnes' take. There is no denying that Keita does possess talent. Footage of midfielder backs up the aforementioned argument.
However, there is no denying that we have not seen the best of Keita during his time at Anfield and the Reds have still won major trophies.
We would like to see Liverpool pursue with Keita, as he is a talented player. But, perhaps the individual does need a fresh start.