‘Incredible’ Liverpool star could be out for a long time after Klopp confirms ‘muscle’ injury

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Jurgen Klopp’s latest update on Naby Keita could suggest Liverpool will be without their No.8 for a longer period of time than initially suspected.

James Pearce relayed the manager’s pre-match press conference comments in a tweet online as the German confirmed the midfielder, whom he previously described as ‘incredible’ (as reported by liverpoolfc.com), had suffered a ‘muscle’ problem prior to the Reds’ meeting with Manchester United.

As such, it’s not as of yet clear how long the 27-year-old could be stuck on the sidelines for, with the Merseysiders’ injury crisis looking increasingly problematic ahead of gameweek four.

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Reports have circulated around Naby Keita’s supposed unhappiness at Liverpool – these have been dismissed by Jurgen Klopp

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With negotiations remaining ongoing around extending the former RB Leizpig man’s stay at Anfield, a fresh injury concern does throw something of a spanner into the works, whilst also providing Liverpool with a lifeline were we to believe claims that the player is considering departing the club.

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Currently lacking a selection of left-sided central midfielders, it leaves us in a somewhat tricky position navigating the remaining couple of league fixtures in August as we look to overturn a supremely poor start to the campaign.

Having thrived on the left-flank for us in pre-season and beyond, Fabio Carvalho could stand as a reasonably quick fix in that regard until the cavalry arrives at the start of September, though it could prove a gamble too far for a manager desperate to see his side return to their winning ways.

You can catch the full press conference below, courtesy of Liverpool’s YouTube channel:

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  1. and Keita is haggling over extending his contract because “he wants to play more regularly”. This is why we should sell him or at least let him run down his current contract. Get De Jong or even Berge and let us get on withy the show.
    I can count on one hand the number of times that NK has played and shown some real class. The rest is he is either injured or is largely anonymous in games.

  2. The sooner Naby Keita is sold the better! We definitely need reinforcements in our midfield because if we don’t buy, it is going to be a long and painful season. We also need exceptional quality upfront to fill the void left by Sadio Mane and we need a quality right fullback to challenge the likes of Trent Alexander Arnold because he loses concentration to quickly especially when we are under attack. You can almost say he has been the weakling of late, coming from the semi final against Villa Real when he didn’t challenge Coqquellin and gave him an open easy header. If one assesses all the goals conceded since then you will notice TAA is responsible for most of the goals conceded and one must mention that his assists have somewhat dried up as well.

  3. randall is spot the team needs an overhaul FSG have been great up to now but my concern is they see this as a business and the idea is to make money and not spend if not needed and in there view they don’t need to spend as they don’t see anything broken lie the fans do there is quite a few injuries like the other season and it was a poor season sadly if this season can not be rescued that’s the way it with end up being a poor season maybe FSG have taken liverpool as far as they can because if heavy player investment isn’t realised liverpool as a club could have an up hill battle to sign the players they want.

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