The coach of Guinea’s national team has claimed that Naby Keïta is on the mend and could even get over his injury in time for the Reds showpiece face off in the Champions League final on June 1st.
In charge of leading the Guinea team through the Africa Cup of Nations, Paul Put revealed to Foot 224: “He consulted his doctor in Switzerland as I said at the beginning. He is in treatment with his doctor.
“It is said that he will maybe in two weeks [be ready] to resume [training] with the group.
“It is even possible that he is in the group for the Champions League final if what I have been told is true. We will see. That’s the news that I got.”
This is absolutely huge news for the Reds!
It should pique Jürgen Klopp’s interest too, who had originally thought that the 24-year-old midfield dynamo would be ruled out for the rest of our season and would miss all of the 2019 AFCON campaign.
Doubly unfortunate, it was in the first leg semi-final loss to Barcelona that Naby picked up what seemed like a very serious groin injury and which sidelined him for our last league games.
If the Guinea manager’s quotes are to be believed, and the prognosis looks good, the idea of being able to call on Keïta for the final at the Estadio Metropolitano on June 1st would be incredible.