Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has picked up an injury on international duty. According to Foot 224, Keita has suffered thigh and shin injuries to rule him out of Guinea’s next game.
Keita had several injury concerns heading into the tournament. But the Guinea international is his country’s star man and they decided to include him anyway.
But ahead of the final group game, there has been some bad news. Keita is definitely ruled out of the final match against Burundi and might miss the knockout stages too.
This is not the first time that Guinea have attempted to rush the Liverpool midfielder back. This angered the Reds before and there is now even more frustration for Jurgen Klopp.
Keita had a stop-start season for Liverpool due to injuries. And the Merseyside club will not be happy that Guinea continue to gamble with his fitness.
Liverpool fans were understandably eager to air their views on this. Here are the best tweets capturing the joint sentiments of frustration and anger from Liverpool fans.
They’re certainly going out now, that’s Keitas tournament over, now to recover and get a full pre season
— stricky (@strickyfootball) June 28, 2019
He should never have gone to the Afcon he wasn’t ready.
— LFCZA 🇿🇦 ☝🏻🤚🏻 (@LFCZA) June 28, 2019
Shouldn’t have went to the African cup of nations, wasn’t fit enough
— Cathal Robinson (@CathalRobinson) June 28, 2019
Our new sturridge.
— Eghie (@erryzuhairi_) June 28, 2019
that’s it, far too injury prone, get Bruno Fernandes. Keita is not going to work out
— Zen98Hack (@Zen98Hack) June 28, 2019
That’s what happens when you rush players back
— Adam (@AdamL_LFC95) June 28, 2019