Klopp Facing Injury Headache After Liverpool Star Limps Off On International Duty

Naby Keita has been injured playing for Guinea in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matchMore

Naby Keita has been injured playing for Guinea in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matchMore

Naby Keita has added to Liverpool's injury concerns after limping out of an Africa Cup of Nations tie while playing is Guinea's qualifier against Rwanda.

According to Guinean journalist Sega Diallo, when asked about his injury, Keita said that he "does not know if it is serious" but he "thinks it's okay" but he will have it looked at when he arrives back at Liverpool.

According to reports a stretcher wasn't available so one of his worldwide team-mates was required to carry him off the pitch on his back.

Sadio Mane is also believed to have sustained an injury during the worldwide break, having been pictured with a bandage on his left hand amid reports he has broken his thumb.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp blasted the Uefa Nations League last week, saying the worldwide windows now put too much strain on players so the German will be left ruing this weekend.

And to make matters worse, a stretcher was not available so Keita had to be carried off the field by a teammate.

But supporters will hope the results are similar to his fellow Africans, as the two forwards are expected to be back fit for Saturday's trip to Huddersfield Town.

Virgil van Dijk was also sent back to Merseyside prematurely due to an existing rib injury that's hampered him in recent weeks.

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