Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Naby Keita
The 26-year-old made his debut at Anfield on Saturday. But on the field for only 20 minutes. It was replaced by the team that sent Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain onto the field instead.
The German boss revealed that Keita walked out and showed symptoms. The medical team said it was a pain in the Achilles tendon. but still do not know how long to stay
“He showed me the hamstring and they told me it was a hamstring,” Klopp said, “but I can’t say more.”
Liverpool’s next game is at home to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. While the next Premier League match will be against West Ham next week.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Naby Keita was due to a hamstring injury
A lengthy spell on the sidelines would not only be a blow for the Reds, who are already struggling for numbers in midfield. But also for Keita himself amid arguably his best run of form in a Liverpool shirt.
Injuries have been a regular frustration for the central midfielder. Whose 16 Premier League starts in his first season (2018-19) remains the most he has managed in a single campaign since joining from RB Leipzig.
In 2020-21, Keita played just 10 league games as five different injury problems restricted his impact severely. But he is already up to seven appearances this term.
His off-the-ball tenacity has been a real asset to Liverpool as well. With Keita’s 4.0 tackle attempts per 90 minutes second only to Alexis Mac Allister (4.9) among those to have played at least 180 minutes in the Premier League this season.
He is also averaging 2.5 successful tackles each game. With only Mac Allister (3.7) and Todd Cantwell (3.2) winning the ball back with greater regularity.