Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Naby Keita will not exit Liverpool this season. The 27-year-old is yet to play a minute of the Premier League this season. Now, following an injury, he will not be available for some more matches as reported by James Pearce of the Athletic. Keita joins the long list of Liverpool players who are injured this season. Thiago, Jones, and Oxlade Chamberlain are all injured leading to fewer options for Jurgen Klopp.
Keita has entered the last year of his contract with Liverpool. As such, there are now multiple reports that Keita wants to move away from Anfield. However, Jurgen Klopp has claimed that Keita will not exit Liverpool this season. Klopp said:
“….And not replace him? No, that’s not possible, of course not. But it’s not the plan. We are not dumb that we think a player can go and we don’t replace him. No, there’s no chance. So, Naby will not go but if he would – what he will not do – there must be a replacement, of course,”
Liverpool boss happy with his midfield options
Klopp is insisting that he is happy with his options in the midfield for the 2022-23 campaign. Moreover, the German coach has expressed his frustration with the injury situation in the Liverpool camp
“Yes [I am happy], when they are all fit, 100%. But even then we always look to strengthen, we have to and we always did….Now we have more injuries than we would have imagined and now it would be cool to have a new midfielder in, of course – but for now, and then we don’t know when the boys come back and the situation changes constantly…. You can just not do that and then there is another fact: I am, we are, not in charge of what we can spend. That’s the situation and we get told things and then we deal with that. It was always the same and never different.”
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