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01-07-2019 | 10:45 Football

Naby Keita’s injury update following Africa Cup of Nations match against Nigeria

Naby Keita has reportedly returned to Liverpool to receive further examination on the thigh he sustained during  Guinea's 1-0 defeat to Nigeria on Wednesday and was replaced by Lass Bangoura after 70 minutes. The 24-year-old was left on the bench for the crucial group against Burundi, which Guinea won 2-0. Journalist Amadou Makadji reported the midfielder left the team hotel on Sunday evening before boarding a private jet to Liverpool. . Before the loss to the Super Eagles, Guinea coach Paul Put claimed: "If Naby is 100 per cent ready, we will not hesitate to start with him but it depends on him too. "You know he had an injury. It was not known if he would participate in the Afcon. We've done everything to prepare Naby. "He trains at 200 per cent. I think he is physically ready. If he's mentally ready, I think he'll start the game."

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