Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Naby Keita will miss the remainder of the season with an adductor injury.
The 24-year-old was substituted early on during Liverpool’s 3-0 Champions League semi-final first leg defeat to Barcelona, and Klopp has confirmed the midfielder will not feature again this season.
The news will come as a blow to Liverpool, with Keita having impressed since returning to the starting lineup in recent weeks scoring three goals in his past five appearances.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference before Liverpool’s trip to Newcastle on Saturday, Klopp revealed Keita is likely to be sidelined for around 2 months and will also miss the coming Africa Cup of Nations.
“It was really unlucky. Bad news. High grade adductor injury. The tendon is ruptured,” Klopp said.
Will keep him out for at least 2 months. Bad news for us and for Guinea with the Africa Cup of Nations coming up. Not nice.”