Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita was back in training on Friday after over a month out with a hip problem. The Guinean international was injured the day before the UEFA Super Cup final against Chelsea last month.
His comeback could actually come versus the Blues this weekend, although he’s likely to be only a substitute at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. Even so, fans on Twitter are happy to see Keita back in contention:
You love to see it😍😍😍
— S I D A M U K U 🇪🇪🔴 (@Sidamuku) 20 September 2019
— ardita (@arditaaa8) 20 September 2019
Now give him some game time as soon as possible
— Jay ひ (@jaydenI998) 20 September 2019
My player is back😍😍
— Godfred Arthur (@WanShoddy) 20 September 2019
This is what we’ve been waiting for “YNWA
— Emmanuel Buabeng (@kwesibuabeng311) 20 September 2019
The PL isn't ready, Keita running the midfield this season
— Kyrie in the 4th (@BrotherNickolai) 20 September 2019
— Maria (@Footieangel) 20 September 2019
Keita soon to be tearing through defences can't wait
— Karl Yates LFC6****** @karlDyates (@karlDyates1966) 21 September 2019
Just what we all needed!!! Soo glad he's back!!!
— Leah 💖💖 (@Thebordersxox) 20 September 2019
The 24-year-old’s time at Liverpool has been blighted by injuries. He had just got into form before he was injured against Barcelona in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League last season.
Supporters will be hoping that Keita can stay fit for a lengthy period and start putting in performances that merit regular game time in the first team. The Guinean will likely get his first start of the campaign against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.