Naby Keita injury: Liverpool star STRETCHERED OFF in Napoli Champions League clash

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NABY KEITA was stretchered off during tonight’s Champions League clash with Napoli.

Jurgen Klopp made one change from Saturday’s Premier League draw with Chelsea as Keita replaced Jordan Henderson.

But the 23-year-old lasted just 19 minutes before being forced off with an injury.

Keita went down after a challenge from Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne.

But after being treated by the Liverpool medical team, it was decided the Guinea international could not continue.

Keita was placed onto a stretcher and escorted off the pitch on the back of a golf buggy.

Henderson took his place as Liverpool targeted their second consecutive Champions League win.

The extent of Keita’s injury is unclear at present but if he is out for a long period of time it will come as a huge blow to Jurgen Klopp.

Keita has impressed since joining from RB Leipzig during the summer.

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Naby Keita

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Naby Keita

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Liverpool star Naby Keita returned to the starting line up for tonight’s clash with Napoli

Ahead of the game, Klopp explained why he had selected Keita in place of Henderson.

He said: “Hendo has played a lot of games now and didn’t have a perfect pre-season.

“That’s what I decided.

“I want to have Naby’s specific skills in between the lines.”

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