Some Liverpool supporters are concerned about Naby Keita representing Guinea during the international break, due to his recent injury record.
The 26-year-old has had a frustrating Reds career to date, never quite managing to hit the heights many expected of him when he arrived.
Keita joined from RB Leipzig back in the summer of 2018 – he actually signed the previous year – with many expecting him to become Liverpool’s star midfielder.
It hasn’t quite worked out that way, however, with the Guinean falling behind the likes of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum in the pecking order.
While Keita’s performances haven’t always been up to the required standard, injuries are the main thing that have held him back, with constant absences from the team allowing him no rhythm.
When fit, he is an effective player who has proven his worth many times for Liverpool, but his inability to stay injury-free is a stumbling block.
According to RTE, Guinea’s national team have persuaded the Reds to allow Keita to face Mali next Wednesday, sending him back to Merseyside straight after the game.
Liverpool fans react to Keita’s international call-up
These Liverpool supporters took to Twitter to give their thoughts on the situation.
“Bad feeling about this”
“For once, Keita needs to take responsibility on his Liverpool career and future. The guy can’t get a run of games. Always injured. He should discuss with the national team and sit out these games atleast till end of the season. If he comes back injured, it’s on him this time”
“OMG! If he comes back injured, that should be the end of his Liverpool career tbh”
“I swear to god if he comes back with a broken leg”
“Seems obvious what happens next…..“
“If he gets injured from this I think that’s it for Keita with us”
“There is Southgate and then there is this other Fool. We literally trying our best to train amd keep Naby Fit and they go and do this everydamn time“
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