Naby Keita has become the latest Liverpool player to suffer an injury problem during the current international break after he was carried off the pitch in Guinea’s Africa Cup of Nations match against Rwanda on Tuesday.
The midfielder suffered a suspected thigh injury in the first half, and had to be carried off the pitch by a team-mate with a stretcher not available.
Keita’s injury continues a disastrous international break for Jurgen Klopp’s side with several key players picking up knocks while with their respective national teams.
Mohamed Salah was forced off late in Egypt’s win over Swaziland before returning to Merseyside for further tests ahead of Saturday’s clash with Huddersfield Town while fellow forward Sadio Mane suffered a broken thumb in Senegal training on Monday.
Virgil van Dijk, meanwhile, withdrew from the Netherlands squad despite having scored in their win over Germany as he continues his recovery from a rib injury that plagued him ahead of the break.
This all follows James Milner’s substitution in the first half of the Reds’ goalless draw with Manchester City ahead of the break, with the former England midfielder having suffered a hamstring injury.
With Keita having now joined the quartet in the treatment room, there is the potential for Klopp to be facing a number of selection dilemmas upon his team’s return to action.