Naby Keita has been left at home this weekend as the Reds travel to Sheffield United in the Premier League – but it doesn’t sound like supporters should be too concerned.
According to several sources, Keita is back at Melwood and training in order to get his fitness back up having played an hour of the game against MK Dons on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup.
Wondering where Naby Keita is? He stayed back at Melwood to work on his fitness after his comeback in midweek for #LFC in the League Cup win at MK Dons.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) September 28, 2019
That could well be with the Champions League clash against Red Bull Salzburg to come next week in mind, where Keita will be hoping to feature against his former club.
Jurgen Klopp obviously feels that the Reds can beat Sheffield United without the help of Keita and that it would be best for the midfielder long-term to stay on Merseyside.
The main thing that most people probably feared was that a recurrence of his previous injury had been sustained, but that does not appear to be the case.