Naby Keita has been linked with a return from injury, with a report in the Express even tipping him to potentially make his comeback against Newcastle United this weekend.
The Guinean has been missing for Liverpool since limping out of the 3-0 defeat at Barcelona back in May.
After arriving with a huge reputation last summer, Keita has struggled to find his feet at Anfield, with injuries not helping in that respect.
These Liverpool are not particularly hopeful over the news, taking to Twitter to air their views.
Naby Keita’s return doesn’t excite me… ??♂️
— Morten Gamst (@harkeanee) September 9, 2019
i don't remember when naby keita played back to back games for liverpool,such a shame on his talent ,the guy is made up of glass. being friend with sturridge was a big mistake?.
— YNWA/6TIMES (@MFS10_9_11) September 9, 2019
Performances say Hendo Gini Fabinho. Don't care about not putting Keita in. Doesn't deserve to be in yet. https://t.co/2KqO5gih6c
— – (@JurgenKloppLFC_) September 10, 2019
boosted ? really ? ??
— redmist (@brookyfitness) September 9, 2019
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The response from these fans is understandable, considering how frustratingly injury-prone Keita has been at Liverpool.
He has continually picked up niggling injuries and this current layoff is one that feels never-ending.
Should the news be true, it would be an obvious positive, however, especially as the 24-year-old was showing signs of hitting top form before his Barcelona injury.
Having said that, Keita won’t walk back into the side whenever his return does come, given the wealth of options at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal in the middle of the park.