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Liverpool sweating on Keita fitness after latest injury blow

Liverpool are being forced to sweat on the fitness of £52 million midfielder Naby Keita after he was withdrawn from action after suffering a hamstring injury on Tuesday night.

As international breaks go, this one has not been kind to Jurgen Klopp, with Keita becoming the fourth Liverpool player to pick up a knock while playing for their country.

With Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk all picking up slight injuries during this international break, Klopp’s woes were compounded when Guinean international Keita was subbed off during his sides 1-1 draw in Rwanda in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The 23-year-old has made 10 appearances for the Reds since joining from RB Leipzig in a £52m deal this summer and having only just returned to action following a back injury, he will now face a scan when he returns to Merseyside to assess the severity of the problem in his hamstring.

Liverpool currently sit in third in the Premier League table, only behind Man City and Chelsea on the virtue of goal difference after all three sides have made unbeaten starts to the 2018/19 campaign. They face Huddersfield this weekend.

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