Boost for Liverpool as Keita injury ruled ‘not serious’

Naby Keita’s recurrence of an abductor injury is ‘not serious’ and the Liverpool midfielder should be fit to join pre-season training with Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The 24-year-old’s debut season at Anfield was ended prematurely following the injury, suffered in Liverpool‘s Champions League semi-final first leg defeat to Barcelona.

Despite Liverpool being concerned over Keita’s participation in this summer’s African Cup of Nations, the midfielder joined the Guinea squad for the tournament in Egypt and featured in their opening two group games.

However, the former Red Bull Leipzig player was forced off during Guinea’s 1-0 defeat to Nigeria with a reoccurrence of the problem, before later sitting out their win over Burundi.

According to the Telegraph though, Keita has been assessed by Liverpool’s medical staff who are confident the problem is not a serious setback. They expect him to be fit to join up with the rest of the squad for pre-season following his return from international duty.

Keita enjoyed a mixed season following his £52.75m arrival from Germany last summer, scoring three goals in 33 appearances in all competitions.

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