Jurgen Klopp Plays Down 23-year-old stars Injury Worries

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A cold and wet night in Wolverhampton brought two things for the Reds fans; primarily, and most importantly, three points to mean Liverpool would be top at Christmas. Secondly, and more worryingly, another injury to African midfielder Naby Keita.

The Guinean international star has struggled for fitness this campaign and has made 17 appearances in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s side, including nine starts.

Having been kicked around the pitch for most of the first half, the Merseyside Reds number 8 slumped to the turf on the hour mark, and had been replaced by Adam Lallana.

His head coach, however, didn’t sound too worried over the fitness of Guinean midfielder.

Quoted by the club website, Jürgen Klopp said:

” Did you see it back the first two situations? Was it a penalty or not, because he had a proper cut on the foot and everyone said ‘diver!’, but you don’t get a cut from a dive I would say,

” Then he had another one on his ribs, so that’s obviously [why] it didn’t work out. But it should be good. Two things which are a bit painful but I don’t think will be a problem for him.”