🇬🇳 Liverpool's Naby Keïta withdrawn from Guinea squad
🇬🇳 Liverpool's Naby Keïta withdrawn from Guinea squad
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🇬🇳 Liverpool's Naby Keïta withdrawn from Guinea squad

The attacking midfielder has withdrawn from the Guinea squad that is slated to take on Comoros and Chile in international friendlies.

Keita was named in coach’s Didier Six first squad since taking over from Paul Put but he said the player won't be part of the team due to his physical condition after a muscle strain injury.

"Considering his physical condition, I would like Naby Keita to rest for these two matches," coach Six announced on the Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot) website.

"I think Liverpool were reluctant when we selected Naby [Keita]. We have two tough friendly matches, especially against Chile, so I decided to make a change to the squad.

Keita's Availability

"I will speak to Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool coach, once in Paris so that he (Keita) can just be available to watch one of the two matches. I would like Keita to recover and be at 100 per cent of his level to enable him to play in our Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in November. The same (visit to the squad) applies to captain Ibrahima Traore, who is injured."

Guinea takes Comoros on 12 October in France and Chile three days later in Spain with Keita’s place now taken by Czech Republic-based Kamso Mara.

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