Jurgen Klopp has confirmed to LiverpoolFC.com that Naby Keita will miss out on the game against Chelsea this afternoon – but is expected to be back in time to face MK Dons on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup.
The Guinean has been out with a hip injury since the UEFA Super Cup final win over Frank Lampard’s side a few weeks ago, but has now had a few sessions with the team at Melwood.
Klopp says that he could have been in the matchday squad for the game at Stamford Bridge at a push, but there is no need to rush the midfielder back given the other options at his disposal.
Getting Keita fit could be a big moment in the season. He has not shown it just yet, but there is a top player in him as long as he can stay fit for a period of time, which has so far in his time at Anfield proven difficult.