Naby Keita likely to miss Champions League final – Klopp

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Naby Keita

Naby Keita likely to miss Champions League final – Klopp says.

Liverpool manager has given updates on midfielder Naby Keita recovery status from a thigh problem stating he is likely going to miss the Champions League final.

Keita was taken off during their 3-0 semi-final first leg defeat in Barcelona on adductor muscle tear.

But having responded well to treatment the midfielder, who is out in Marbella with the rest of the squad preparing for the June 1 clash with Tottenham in Madrid, has now returned to running.

But Klopp says he still has some more time to fully recover which probably see him out of Champions League final squad;

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”Naby is, I would say, a bit ahead of schedule, but that doesn’t mean anything for the final,’ manager Jurgen Klopp told liverpoolfc.com.

”He is now doing straight runs and all of that stuff, he feels comfortable with 50 per cent intensity and these things – but there is still a way to go.

”I know about the issues with Guinea and stuff like that; we don’t want to keep a player out if he can play – maybe they think it is like this, but it is not like this.

”For me, it would be good if Naby would be 100 per cent fit and could play the Africa Cup of Nations, to be honest.

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”But we don’t know, we will see, and we need to work together with their medical department because in the end, a player who is fit – from my point of view – who can play, should play for his country.

”If he is not 100 per cent fit, he cannot play. That’s how it is. It looks good, very positive and we will see if there is a chance.’

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