Naby Keita injury update: Jurgen Klopp provides positive news on Liverpool midfielder after win against Wolves

The Liverpool midfielder was forced off after an hour having sustained several knocks throughout the match

Jack Watson
Saturday 22 December 2018 11:30
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Naby Keita’s injury that forced him off in Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Wolves is not thought to be serious.

Jurgen Klopp’s side extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to four points with goals from Mohamed Salah and Vigil van Dijk to extend their unbeaten domestic run.

A good night for the Reds was marred when Keita was forced off in the 58th minute following a series of tackles.

Keita was treated on the pitch by Liverpool’s physios and appeared to be feeling pain in his lower back area before hobbling off.

After the match Klopp confirmed that the injury is not as bad as first feared and said initial checks suggest it is just an impact injury.

“Did you see it back the first two situations? Was it a penalty or not, because he had a proper cut on the foot and everyone said ‘diver’! but you don’t get a cut form a dive I would say”, said Klopp on the treatment of Keita at Molineux.

“The he had another one on his ribs, so that’s obviously [why] I don’t didn’t work out. But it should be good,” he added. “Two things which are a bit painful but I don’t think it will be a problem for him.”

On the whole, Klopp was delighted with his side’s performance, but will not be giving his side the day of on Christmas, despite being top of the pile.

“I saw some really good things tonight,” Klopp said. “We will be training on Christmas morning so it is like every other day. It is an outstanding number [of points in the league] – it is absolutely cool.

“We have Manchester City waiting and that will be really tough for the boys. We need to have different game plans but the boys showed they are ready for that.”

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