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Liverpool’s injured Naby Keita named in Guinea’s provisional squad

Liverpool's injured Naby Keita named in Guinea's provisional squad

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are hoping their star player could still feature at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt next month despite initially being ruled out with an injury.

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has been included in Guinea’s provisional Africa Cup of Nations squad as he continues his recovery from a thigh issue.

The 25-year-old player injured his adductor muscle in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona at the start of May.

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Klopp had initially said Keita would be out for two months. But, Guinea’s coach Paul Put had other plans. He said they would seek a second medical opinion on Keita’s injury.

This week, however, Jürgen Klopp has revealed the former RB Leipzig is making good progress in his rehabilitation from a thigh injury. This gave Guinea a boost and upped their hopes of taking him to Egypt.

Other key players included in Guinea’s squad are Bordeaux striker Francois Kamano, Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara, and Borussia Mönchengladbach skipper Ibrahima Traore.

Guinea provisional squad:

Goalkeepers: Naby Yattara (Excelsior), Ibrahima Koné (Pau), Moussa Camara (Horoya), Aly Kéita (Ostersunds)

Defenders: Fodé Camara (Ajaccio), Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse), Ernest Seka (Nancy), Simon Falette (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ousmane Sidibé (Béziers), Baissama Sankoh (Caen), Mikael Dyrestream (AO Xanthi FC), Julian Jeanvier (Brendford)

Midfielders: Amadou Diawara (Napoli Italy), Ibrahima Cissé (Fulham), Boubacar Fofana (Gaz Metan), Abdoulaye Paye Camara (Horoya), Naby Keita (Liverpool), Mady Camara (Olympiakos)

Forwards: François Kamano (Bordeaux), Mohamed Yattara (Auxerre), Ibrahima Traoré (Borussia M’Gladbach), José Kanté (Gimnastic Tarragona), Idrissa Sylla (Zulte Waregem), Fodé Koita (Kasimpasa), Sory Kaba (Dijon)

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