It seems that Naby Keita is unavailable for Jurgen Klopp’s selection ahead of this weekend’s vital fixture gainst Spurs.
The midfielder had struggled with an ankle problem and was not named in the Guinea squad during the recent international break.
There is some positives though; Keita did train at Melwood on Friday with the rest of the squad. Hopefully the midfielder will come back sooner than later.
It’s unclear if the decision to leave the Guinean out of the squad is to avoid further injury or whether he’s still suffering with his ankle injury.
With the busy run in, the Reds are going to want to keep as many players fit as possible and not risking Keita may be our best option.
Good news: Xherdan Shaqiri and Trent Aleander-Arnold are both fit the play against Spurs and Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are not far behind.
Jurgen Klopp is feeling optomistic. “I wanted to have this situation. It’s brilliant. Now we work,” he’s quoted as saying in the Mirror.
“It’s nothing to think about – I don’t think back or too far ahead. The boys came back, we train, we do the session, we are happy with the session or not, whatever happens, then you go into the games.
“I know how difficult these games are. We’re in a moment where people think about us, ‘we have seven games so we have to win all of them because City will win all of them’ – and then we face Tottenham.”