Naby Keita had to be carried from pitch with Liverpool midfielder to undergo scan

LIVERPOOL’S injury woes continued after Naby Keita was carried off the pitch by his team-mate in Guinea’s 1-1 draw with Rwanda.

The midfielder has given boss Jurgen Klopp yet another injury headache after picking up a thigh problem before half-time.

Naby Keita was carried off the pitch by his Guinean team-mate
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With no stretcher in sight, a member of the Guniea side was forced to give the 23-year-old a piggyback from the field.

He will now undergo a scan back at Melwood to determine the severity of his injury.

Kop medics are now sweating on his fitness for Saturday’s trip to Huddersfield as Jurgen Klopp’s side defend their unbeaten run in the Premier League.

Keita had just recovered from a back injury to play for his country.

Keita has added to Liverpool’s injury woes with a thigh problem
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Keita will undergo tests back at Liverpool’s Melwood training centre
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He was crocked during the Champions League defeat in Napoli and was taken to hospital for treatment – but was available for Liverpool’s next game.

Keita came off the bench for James Milner in the draw against Manchester City and then went on international duty but has now picked up another problem.

The news is a fresh blow for Liverpool who already had concerns over some of their other stars.

Mohamed Salah picked up an injury playing for Egypt while Virgil van Dijk has returned early from the Netherlands camp.

Mohamed Salah is also a doubt to face Huddersfield on Saturday

However, the latest news suggests the star duo will be available at the weekend.

James Milner is another concern but the speed of his recovery has been remarkable since tweaking his hamstring against Manchester City in Liverpool’s last outing.

Sadio Mane is also doubtful for the weekend after breaking his thumb while on Senegal duty.


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