By Daniel Moxon – @dmoxon_
Naby Keita has become the latest Liverpool casualty of the international break in October picking-up an injury while playing for his country.
He was subbed-off in the dying moments of the first half of Guinea’s AFCON qualifier against Rwanda with a suspected thigh injury and reportedly had to be helped off the pitch by a teammate.
Keita joins Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and VIrgil van Dijk in having fallen victim to injury in the latest round of international fixtures, presenting manager Jurgen Klopp with a selection headache for the Premier League tie with Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
While the others’ injuries do not seem to be so bad, the early indications of Keita’s leg problem seem to suggest that it is more serious, though this has not yet been confirmed.
The Guinean has had a difficult start to life at Anfield so far, with inconsistent form and an injury scare in the 1-0 Champions League loss to Napoli hindering his integration into the system.
Fans will be hoping that this latest setback will not keep him out of the first team for too long due to other injuries in the side.
There is good news for the Reds, however, as James Milner has reportedly recovered quicker than expected from his own injury and could be in line to feature on Saturday, having previously been expected to be out for around a month.