Liverpool & Naby Keita’s ‘grim’ injury update
The Mirror have reported on Naby Keita’s injury status on Tuesday.
Keita is back at Anfield after suffering a thigh injury during the African Cup of Nations.
According to the Mirror, the outlook for Keita’s isn’t good:
Reds medics will perform fulls tests on the player on Tuesday when he reports to the club’s training facility, but the news seems grim, after an initial assessment with a club physio at Guinea’s training HQ in Egypt.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) July 1, 2019
Is Naby Keita returning to AFCON?
Initial updates on Naby Keita’s fitness came from Guinean football reporter Amadou Makadji, who works for Foot224.
Makadji revealed that Keita was struggling with a thigh problem.
However, he also detailed that the Liverpool midfielder was scheduled to return to the African Cup of Nations for Guinea’s last-16 tie.
So will that happen?
— F⚽⚽T224.COM (@FOOT_224) June 30, 2019
The Mirror have reported the following on Keita’s possible return to Egypt:
While Guinea say they expect him to return to Cairo after assessment on Merseyside – with their last 16 knock out tie due to be played on Friday – if the news is as feared, he will remain in the UK for treatment.
And if a fresh adductor problem is – as seems likely – confirmed, that will mean several weeks on the sidelines… putting his chances of being fit for the start of the season in jeopardy.
🏡| Naby Keita has returned home.
(Via Snapchat) pic.twitter.com/SfvabsK1Um
— The Kopite (@TheKopiteOFF) July 1, 2019
Liverpool’s pre-season & Premier League start
Liverpool’s first pre-season match of the summer will be against Tranmere on July 11th.
The Reds also have fixtures scheduled against Bradford, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Sporting CP, Napoli and Lyon.
Man City then face Liverpool in the Community Shield on August 4th.
Liverpool kick-off their Premier League campaign on August 9th at home against Norwich City.