With Naby Keita’s condition worsening, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is in a bind.
Naby Keita’s injury appears to be worse than first thought.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been dealt another injury setback, as what was initially assumed to be a knock to Naby Keita now appears to be far more serious. Thiago Alcantara, who is also out for their next game, joins Keita.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may have a new injury worry with Naby Keita after it was revealed that his injury against Norwich City was worse than expected.
In the Carabao Cup, Klopp played a young side with some first-team experience against Norwich, and the result was almost perfect: Liverpool won 3-0, but Keita was injured at halftime.
The Guinean was carried off as a precaution, and Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino scored for the Reds in a comfortable night, but their injury list is growing again.
Liverpool are approaching a crucial phase, and Klopp may be without Keita.
Keita kicked the ground in the first half of Liverpool’s triumph at Carrow Road, injuring his ankle and foot in the process, prompting a half-time substitution as a precautionary measure.
According to The Mirror, Klopp has now revealed that Keita is facing another injury layoff, and Liverpool is monitoring the Guinean midfielder as they wait to see if he has sustained any ligament damage.
Klopp is no new to injury problems, and the current season has been dominated by first-team stars missing time due to injury, with Thiago Alcantara, Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Hervey Elliott among those who have already missed out this season.
Liverpool are hoping that Keita’s injury isn’t too serious, and that Klopp will be able to recall him for their Champions League match against Porto next week.
Klopp is already unlikely to be without Thiago for the journey to Portugal, severely weakening their midfield for a critical match against Manchester City coming up soon after.
Thankfully for Klopp, Alexander-Arnold and Firmino are expected to recover in time for Liverpool’s Premier League match against Brentford on Saturday. It will be the 60th new stadium that Liverpool has played in during the Premier League era, with the Reds winning 57 of them.