Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita could be available for selection for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Newcastle at Anfield, having been ruled out for almost a month with a torn muscle bundle.
The Daily Express reported (by citing Physio Room) that the 24-year-old is in line to return to action next weekend following the muscular injury he incurred on the day of the UEFA Super Cup meeting with Chelsea in mid-August, with the news relayed by Anything Liverpool on Twitter. [via @AnythingLFC_]
According to the Express, Liverpool could be boosted by the return of Naby Keita next weekend once the international break is over.
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) September 9, 2019
Keita has only played 23 minutes of football so far this season, appearing as a substitute against Manchester City in the Community Shield, and missed nine matches in the latter weeks of the 2018/19 campaign with muscular and groin injuries.
He also flew back from the summer’s Africa Cup of Nations in the middle of the tournament for a medical assessment by doctors in Liverpool, as reported by BBC.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter seemed frustrated by Keita’s succession of fitness problems over the last few months, with some referencing the multiple injuries suffered by former Red Daniel Sturridge in his Anfield career by comparison:
I’ll doubt it until I see it #sicknote
— IrishScouser (@irish_scouser) September 9, 2019
boosted ? really ?
— redmist (@brookyfitness) September 9, 2019
Hope he come back stronger. I will only believe my eyes when he is on the pitch playing and playing constantly week in week out. Too many games he missed since we got him. Looking like Sturridge all over… Hope I m wrong.
— Baljinder Singh (@Baljinder_2508) September 9, 2019
Another injury and we need a replacement for him. This is Sturridge all over again
— Martin Langerup (@MartinLangerup) September 9, 2019
His times running out like
— Michael Hallwood (@lilhallybih) September 9, 2019
How long this time?2 weeks till he get injured again?
— Baiano LFC (@jnrbaiano11) September 9, 2019
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