Jurgen Klopp confirms Naby Keita injury absence after Nou Camp blow

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Naby Keita has kicked his last ball for Liverpool this season, and is likely to miss the Africa Nations Cup

in the summer. Keita had begun to find form for the Reds, and scored three goals in his five appearances prior to Wedn

esdays Champions League semi-final, first leg at Barcelona . But he sustained a thigh injury in the first half at the Nou Camp

, and was replaced by Jordan Henderson after 24 minutes of the game, with the Reds going on to lose 3-0. It’s very unlucky. Bad news, said Klopp at his press conference ahead of Saturday evenings trip to Newcastle , where only a win will suffice to give Liverpool a realistic chance of winning the Premier League. Keita was forced off in the 24th minute (Image: Getty Images) Read MoreRelated ArticlesJose Mourinho loved what Luis Suarez did a

gainst former club Liverpool The tendon is ruptured which keeps him out for at least two months. Bad news for us but bad news for him too with the African Cup of Nation

s coming up. He was in a really good moment but that is how

football and life sometimes are. It’s not nice but it’s very serious.

The midfielder is now likely to miss the Africa Cup of Nations (Image: EMPICS Sport) Read MoreRelated ArticlesSimon Mignolet highlights

the moment Liverpool players believed they could win title This is the first year that the Africa Cup of N

ations will take place in the summer, with the finals kicking off in Egypt in June. Keitas Guinea are in Group B with Nigeria, Madagascar and Burundi, with the group stage

matches scheduled for June 22-30. Liverpool are at present due to kick-off their pre-season with a trip to America, with the first match scheduled to be against Borussia Dortmund in Indiana on July 19, although they

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