Liverpool have had a torrid time with injuries in recent weeks and months. The Reds have lost 13 players to the treatment table since the start of the season. Thankfully for Kopites, we’ve got some positive news to celebrate finally. Naby Keita completed his return from injury by playing the full 90 minutes for Guinea against Chad.
Doom and gloom for Liverpool
Liverpool have had to endure an injury crisis for the ages in recent weeks.
In the first couple of months of the season Jürgen Klopp has lost 13 players to the treatment room.
There’s been positive COVID cases, little niggles and season ending injuries.
We’ve seen summer superstar signing Thiago play just a game and a half due to a combination of illness and recklessness on Everton’s behalf.
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Virgil van Dijk won’t play again until next season after being lunged at by Jordan Pickford.
Joe Gomez is facing a lengthy spell out due to a problem incurred during England training.
Naby Keita return from injury
Naby Keita has been absent with injury for most of this season.
To be honest, we’re not even certain what was wrong with him. He tested positive for COVID and then he tested negative soon after but he seemed to be sidelined with a different issue.
We’ve little clue just why he was out but the point is that he was and for what felt like forever.
The midfielder got his first minutes back in the side last week when he played the last half an hour of the Reds 5-0 demolition of Atalanta.
Liverpool fans can be relieved that Naby Keita has fully recovered from his injury as he played the full 90 minutes for Guinea this week.
The midfielder captained his side to a 1-0 victory over Chad in an Afcon qualifier.
The fact that he was able to play the full game should indicate that he’s back to full fitness and able to step into the starting lineup again.
Given the hectic schedule ahead and the injuries we’ve sustained, this will be a massive boost for Jürgen Klopp.