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Liverpool’s Guinean International Keita fine after back injury

Liverpool say Guinean International midfielder Naby Keita is fine after being taken to hospital with a back injury suffered in the 1-0 Champions League defeat by Napoli.

The £53million summer signing was stretchered off the field just 19 minutes into his Champions League debut for the Reds against Napoli on Wednesday night.

Liverpool stayed overnight in Naples following their late 1-0 defeat, and the club were expected to assess Keita’s condition again on Thursday morning being flying home.

The club have now issued an update, with a Liverpool source telling Sky Sports Newsthe midfielder is ‘fine’.

He has been assessed, with the issue being back pain, and will return home with the Reds squad on Thursday.

Liverpool host rivals Manchester City in the top flight on Sunday and Keita has not been ruled out of that game.

Keita, who joined from RB Leipzig for £48m this summer, has made nine appearances for Liverpool this season, including four starts in the Premier League.

Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season, after seven games played. They currently sit level at the top of the table with Sunday’s visitors City.

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