Concern for Liverpool: Naby Keita limps out of training ahead of Chelsea


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As per the reliable David Maddock, Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita limped out of the club’s training session this evening with what appeared to be an injury.
Liverpool vs Chelsea
Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently preparing for their UEFA Super Cup meeting with Chelsea.
The Premier League rivals are set to go head-to-head in Istanbul tomorrow night, after clinching Champions League and Europa League glory respectively last season.
Liverpool will be looking to build on their positive start to the Premier League campaign this past weekend, after the Reds put Norwich City to the sword by 4 goals to 1.
Chelsea, on the other hand, will hope for an immediate bounce-back display, having been thumped 4-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday evening:

4-0 – As well as being the joint-heaviest managerial defeat of his career so far, Frank Lampard has suffered the heaviest defeat by a Chelsea manager in their first game in charge since Danny Blanchflower lost 7-2 at Middlesbrough in December 1978. Crying. #MUNCHE pic.twitter.com/QbBlZBFMSh
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 11, 2019

Keita blow
And the Blues now appear to have been dealt a boost in their hopes of doing just that.
This boost, meanwhile, comes in the form of a major concern for Liverpool on the personnel front.
As per David Maddock of the Mirror, Naby Keita was forced out of the Merseysiders’ training session this evening.
The Guinean is said to have picked up what looked to be ‘a muscle problem’, before being helped down the tunnel by a Liverpool physio:

Looks like bad news for #LFC with Naby Keita leaving training early here in Istanbul with what looks like a muscle problem….
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) August 13, 2019

He walked off with a physio and went straight down the tunnel, which suggests it’s not the best news, and could be an injury recurrence.
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) August 13, 2019

This of course comes just 24 hours after Jurgen Klopp confirmed that goalkeeper Alisson is set to be sidelined for ‘the next few weeks’ with a calf issue:

Jürgen Klopp has confirmed @Alissonbecker will be sidelined for ‘the next few weeks’ due to the calf injury he sustained on Friday.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 12, 2019

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