Naby Keita will not travel with Liverpool for their Champions League clash against RB Leipzig, Jurgen Klopp has said. Klopp recently revealed that James Milner and Fabinho will also have to prove their fitness ahead of the crunch UCL tie.
According to him, even if Keita is no longer injured, he just isn’t fit enough to play any game yet, talk more of an important Champions League match vs a top side.
He added that injuries are normal for all footballers, and he expects Naby to start playing like a new signing when he returns.
His words, “Naby is no longer injured but he’s not fit yet,”
“He was in training yesterday but it’s not sufficient yet. We will be away for two days and he will be in training; it’s better than flying with us. Of course Naby would have liked to be there when it’s against Leipzig.”
“He has had some very great spells but obviously you have to say he has had too many injuries as well, which hasn’t helped a lot. But he has played some really great games for us and scored important goals, has contributed to our success last year; he was always involved despite the injuries.”
“These were unfortunate moments when you look at his injuries, it was just minor things that [ruled] him out from the team. But he has got an excellent perspective and is a great player.”
“In terms of injuries, we all have to go through these difficulties and once that’s behind you, we’ll have another absolutely great player.”
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