Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has been ruled out of tonight’s FA Cup fifth round clash against Chelsea, prompting criticism of the 25-year-old from some Reds fans on social media.
Speaking to liverpoolfc.com ahead of the game, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the Guinea international would not be fit enough to feature at Stamford Bridge, having also missed Saturday’s defeat at Watford due to a minor hip injury. The manager made the somewhat contradictory claim that Keita’s injury was “not serious but obviously serious enough” but is hopeful that the midfielder will be available for selection for next Saturday’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth, as shared by @LFC on Twitter.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 2, 2020
Keita’s two-year Liverpool career has frequently been interrupted by injury. He missed the end of last season due to a groin injury and was ruled out for 10 games with a torn muscle bundle at the start of this term. He also sat out most of January because of a groin strain and has managed a paltry four starts in the current Premier League campaign, and these Reds fans on Twitter are losing patience with the injury-prone 25-year-old:
— Josh? (@_lfcjosh) March 2, 2020
To think we was gonna pay 100 mill for him once he is about as strong as a crisp packet in the wind
— Wayne Maines (@waynemaines) March 2, 2020
Sooner this lad is binned the better. Done with him and his fanboys now.
— Captain moustache and his magic flute (@MoustacheHis) March 2, 2020
A brilliant hospital patient whose career has been ruined by football
— LoomyGh (@DamienSwansea) March 2, 2020
Made of polystyrene that man
— Sam Hansson ? (@samhansson) March 2, 2020
All these injuries…its getting really annoying now..
— Falak (@FalakRF) March 2, 2020
Forget One Punch Man. We’ve got the One Match Man.
— Liverpool 1892 (@LFC1892_YNWA96) March 2, 2020
Time to sell naby, just like sturridge. Waste of money
— HSJ YNWA (@HsjYnwa) March 3, 2020
Liverpool fans, have you lost patience with Keita over his frequent injury woes or do you feel he has been highly unlucky? Join in the discussion by commenting below!