According to BBC Sport, Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is heading back to Merseyside as his injury saga rolls on following Guinea’s negligence.

The 24-year-old joined the club last summer 12 months after a deal was agreed with RB Leipzig, with the Reds paying £48m to secure his services.

However, his first season at the club was interrupted by injury as he suffered from three separate issues.

Naby Keita.

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After being bullied by the Nigerian midfield in his first and only appearance of the AFCON 2019 tournament, Keita succumbed and was withdrawn by the Guinea coaching staff.

 

The damage was done, however, and now BBC Sport claim that he has now returned to Liverpool for medical treatment. But bizarrely, they go on to add that they’ve been told that he might return to Egypt with the hope of appearing again for his country.

The Guinea Football Federation has acted negligently as they rushed him back from the groin injury which saw him miss the Champions League final last month.

Naby Keita.

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Jurgen Klopp and co will be furious as the former Leipzig dynamo seems likely to continue struggling to adapt if he is unable to enjoy a full pre-season this summer.

If the Liverpool number eight can get the time and space to rest, recover and come back fully charged, it will enable him to power forward and show the Premier League what he is really capable of.

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