The midfielder, who has made one appearance this season (Transfermarkt), sustained a hip injury ahead of the UEFA Super Cup final against Chelsea in Istanbul last month and has missed the Reds’ last three matches.
Although Keita is set to sit out the upcoming fixtures with Newcastle United and Napoli, Klopp expects the £54million signing from RB Leipzig (Transfermarkt) back for training following the Champions League trip to Italy.
In his pre-match press conference, Klopp first provided an update on Alisson Becker's calf injury - "the target was always after the next international break he could be ready, but we don’t know" - before moving onto Keita.
“Naby is close, much closer than Alli," the German is quoted by the official Liverpool website as saying about the 24-year-old. "I think he could be in training when we come back from Napoli next week.”
Here is what some Liverpool fans said on social media regarding the update:
he better stay fit this time— Alex (@lfcalexx) 13 September 2019
Prem isn’t ready— Dec (@declanowen11) 13 September 2019
Yessssss let's hope he stays injury free— stephanie williams (@steph_983) 13 September 2019
I hope he can stay injury free for the remainder of the season. Fantastic player.— Lee “Colly” Collingwood (@collingwood_lee) 13 September 2019
Stay fit please. We want to see the real Naby this year— Micky Cleary (@cleary_micky) 13 September 2019
Already gave up on him but one more chance I guess— ْ (@retweetszn) 13 September 2019
He's got all the talent but has never played more than 5 games without getting injured. Got the sturridge curse.— RizwanAhmed (@RizAhmed98) 13 September 2019
For a game or two, then another 5-6 weeks injury!!! He is a good player but there is something wrong about his body. Just an opinion— justice (@justice40955845) 13 September 2019
Keita, a Guinea international, joined Liverpool in the summer of 2018 from RB Leipzig, a year after agreeing the deal, on a contract believed to be worth £120,000-per-week (Spotrac), until the summer of 2023.
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