Reds manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Keita’s latest injury setback means he won’t be involved in Sunday’s crucial encounter with Manchester United at Anfield. As per journalist Paul Gorst on Twitter, the manager said: “We just have to put on the brake and settle [the injury] properly. We have alternatives, so we give him all the time he needs.”
Naby Keita is ruled out of Sunday's game.
"We just have to put on the brake and settle [the injury] properly. We have alternatives, so we give him all the time he needs."
— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) January 15, 2021
Despite his undoubted talents, his injury issues have meant he can’t be relied upon long-term and every time he comes back, he is striving for fitness before being sidelined once again in a real-life mirroring of Groundhog Day.
The Guinean midfielder has missed at least 32 days this season with various problems and many Kopites are becoming fed up with the 25-year-old’s regular absences.
We’ve put together a pick of the damning verdicts, with some even calling on the club to dispense with him altogether…
Twitter: @ptgorst @Declancarr96 She be sold. Now (@mainstandred)
Twitter: @dmlynch The fella can go imo. Not worth it. Cant rely on him to stay fit. Same with Matip and the shaq fella. An a… https://t.co/XqDu222CX5 (@__wayno__)
Twitter: Grass is green. https://t.co/DfcQxdBdN1 (@the1andOWENLY)
Twitter: Yeah get him out https://t.co/8G1GbP9v5R (@Elismpj)
Twitter: Not surprised. VVD will be back before Naby at this rate. https://t.co/KdBi5oRsU2 (@FayeEsq)
Twitter: @dmlynch bin in the summer and bring in upmecano (@MightyKlopp)