Liverpool dealt training injury blow ahead of Super Cup

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Naby Keita is set to miss Wednesday night’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Chelsea after picking-up an injury in Liverpool’s final training session before the match.

As is common before a European game, the squad underwent preparations at the stadium on the eve of the fixture but, after pulling-up, Keita was forced to leave the pitch with a fitness coach.

According to David Maddock of the Mirror, Keita headed straight down the tunnel after potentially suffering a recurrence of a muscle problem.

It’s a frustrating blow for the midfielder, who has already spent plenty of time on the sidelines in 2019.

An injury sustained at the Africa Cup of Nations disrupted his pre-season, but he was able to return for our final friendly against Lyon and feature as a substitute in the Community Shield.

Keita was then left on the bench against Norwich, perhaps with a view to playing him from the off in midweek.

After a debut season of adjustment, Keita could hit tremendous heights this term, provided he swiftly overcomes these fitness struggles.

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