A number of Liverpool fans have been reacting angrily to a tackle on Reds star Naby Keita during the international break.
Keita has suffered from over ten separate injuries since moving to Anfield (Transfermarkt), leading fans to shudder at what’s happened now.
Liverpool don’t play again until next Saturday evening, when they make the trip to Arsenal for a must-win game in the Premier League top-four race.
A number of a Reds stars are currently away on international duty, as Jurgen Klopp looks on and hopes they return to the AXA Training Centre injury-free.
One of those who is off representing his country is Keita, who is the star man for Guinea, having won 37 caps to date, also scoring eight goals.
A clip has emerged of the 26-year-old being kicked nastily in his nation’s clash with Mali on Wednesday – a match in which Keita’s men won 1-0.
Considering Liverpool’s No.8’s past injury woes, it was immediately concerning to see him be on the wrong end of such a bad tackle, but it doesn’t look as though any lasting damage has been done.
Liverpool fans fume at tackle on Keita
These Reds supporters were still not happy with what they saw, however, providing their thoughts on the challenge on Twitter.
“No wonder Klopp doesn’t wanna send them. Completely pointless nasty challenge out of pure jealously probably“
“Glad he got up, they are too rough”
“Needs to retire from international football if he wants to have a long career”
“Out for the season“
“If he doesn’t retire internationally he doesn’t have a future here“
“Players for their country with that standard of football shouldn’t be allowed. It’s like a Prem player going to play for a pub team and getting whacked by big Dave because it’s funny”
In other news, some Liverpool fans have been lauding an injury update on one Reds player – read about it here.
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