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Liverpool News: Reds star midfielder fit to play in the league cup against MK Dons after injury lay-off

Sudarshan Venkatesan

Liverpool News: Reds midfielder fit to play in the league cup against MK Dons after injury lay-off

Naby Keita will be back from an injury lay-off to face MK Dons in the league cup. 

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is expected to take part in the league cup tie against MK Dons on Wednesday.

The Guinean lastly took part in the Community Shield clash against Manchester City back in August first week. Keita suffered a groin injury he suffered against Barcelona in the Champions League Semifinals last season and played through pain for his nation in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) despite Liverpool’s reluctance to wire him out.

It is believed that the midfielder faced a recurrence injury before the Premier League’s opening day and missed out for a month. Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the former Leipzig midfielder had taken part in training on Thursday, but he’s likely to slot into the first-team to avoid further misery.

Though Jurgen Klopp is likely to rest the majority, or all, of his first-team starters for the league cup game against MK Dons – Naby Keita is likely to contest in a relatively younger side.

Liverpool’s assistant manager Pep Linjders spoke in the pre-match press conference and said that Naby Keita could be involved in this game for the first time in a month.

He said: “I will not give the team but he is in a really good way!”

“What a boy, he makes our buildup play completely different, he creates unpredictability in how the ball moves forward.

“He’s an important player, and hopefully we can use him in the next few weeks.

“But tomorrow will be a day where he will shine.”

Liverpool have not progressed to the fourth round of the league cup – failing to overcome Leicester City and Chelsea in the previous two campaigns. MK Dons are currently sitting 15th in League one and on paper, Liverpool look dominant, but the job is only done on the pitch.

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