Is Naby Keita set to return to Liverpool after the international break?
Naby Keita is yet to feature for Liverpool with his latest muscular issue but he set to return following the international break
Liverpool have been struggling on the pitch, and this season’s start is the worst under Klopp’s management. Injuries to many key players have also been headline as it has also impacted Liverpool’s result this season so far.
Speaking of injuries, Naby Keita has been one such name who has spent his time in the treatment room more often than any other player during his time at Liverpool so far.
After Thiago’s return to the squad in the clash against Napoli in midweek, Klopp still missing Jordan Henderson, Curtis Jones, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, and Naby Keita with injuries.
The injury-plagued Guinea midfielder has struggled to stay fit during his time at Anfield. After missing the opening day game at Fulham, Keita returned to the bench against Crystal Palace.
However, since then he has missed five games in all competitions due to muscular issues. Moreover, Keita is not a part of the Champions League squad for the group stage. The decision raised fear among Liverpool fans about his long-term injury.
Yet, the 27-year-old was called for the Guinea squad for the upcoming international break fixtures at the end of September.
Also, Guinea boss Kaba Diawara has positively influenced Keita’s injury.
Naby Keita is “Ahead of schedule” in recovery to boost Liverpool
Explaining the Guinea boss’s decision to select Keita for the national team’s friendlies at the end of September, he claims Keita is “ahead of schedule” in his recovery and may be able to play some part for his country before the end of the month.
Kaba Diawara told feguifoot.com:
Naby Kéita is injured and there he is recovering from his injury. His situation is improving and he is even ahead of schedule,
We took a group of 24 players precisely to give him a chance to be able to count on him because he is a very important player for us, on and off the pitch, he is our captain.
We are monitoring his situation very closely. We still have a little over two weeks before our first game. There are chances of getting it back by then.
The positive update from the Guinea boss is certainly a surprise as there is no update from Liverpool about Keita’s return.
However, Klopp would want him to be back to the playing squad ASAP, after the worst possible start to this season’s campaign.