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Naby Keita ruled out of FA Cup tie against Everton

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that midfielder Naby Keita will not be available for the FA Cup third-round tie against Everton. (h/t Liverpool)

Keita sustained the groin injury in the warm-up to yesterday’s game against Sheffield United at Anfield.(h/t Daily Mail)

James Milner took Keita’s place in the starting XI as Liverpool romped to a 2-0 victory to maintain their 13 point lead at the top of the table.

“Everybody who has played football has had this kind of injury and it’s not nice, it’s painful.

“I don’t know exactly what it is or how long it will take, but I can say already he will not be ready for Sunday.”

Naby Keita of Liverpool
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Liverpool will assess the Guinean’s injury to determine it’s severity.

It comes as bad news to Klopp who already has Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Fabinho out injured.

Keita who moved to Liverpool last summer has struggled with injuries and a loss of form. He had just started to put together a consistent run of matches.

Hopefully, the injury does not disturb his momentum and he won’t be out for long.

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With Liverpool expected to ring the changes for the match against Everton, new signing Takumi Minamino is likely to get his first start.

Liverpool facing a busy schedule in January and it remains to be seen if Klopp will add anyone more in January.