Klopp provides positive update for Naby Keita ahead of Liverpool’s Bournemouth clash
According to a report by Liverpool’s official website, manager Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that Naby Keita will be available for selection ahead of the club’s weekend clash against Bournemouth.
The Reds will face Chelsea in an FA Cup fifth-round clash tonight and they need to secure a win after their unbeaten streak was ended by Watford last weekend. A shock 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Hornets stung us hard and gave us a harsh reality check as the season enters the final stages.
Followed by that, the game against Bournemouth will also prove to be an important one. Although we have a 22-point cushion at the top of the table, we must avoid dropping points as we did against Watford. And to have Keita available for selection would certainly be a huge boost.
He missed the Watford match due to a minor hip injury, as per the report, and will not feature in the FA Cup encounter as well. This is indeed a wise move by Klopp to ensure he stays fit to play over the weekend.
Naby Keita’s Liverpool tenure got off to a slow start but he has since shown signs of improvement in the middle of the park. Although we have some quality players in the midfield unit, it would be great to have the 25-year-old back in the first-team picture.
Let’s hope that he is fit enough to at least play a cameo against Eddie Howe’s Cherries. After losing to Nigel Pearson’s men, we cannot afford to take any more chances. After a long wait, we have come within touching distance of winning the coveted Premier League title.
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The hopes and ambitions of millions of fans across the world rest on the next few games that are coming up. After already enduring a blip against Watford, every other game must be treated like a do-or-die situation. Liverpool must aim to walk away with all 3 points and not settle for anything less to keep our relentless title challenge alive.