Guinea coach Paul Put seeks second opinion on Naby Keita’s injury

Guinea’s Naby Keita receives treatment during Liverpool’s Champions League defeat at Barcelona

Guinea coach Paul Put says he is seeking a ‘second medical opinion’ to decide whether Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita will be able to play at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday that the Guinean international would be out of action for at least two months because of a thigh injury he picked up in Wednesday’s Champions League defeat at Barcelona.

Keita is doubtful for the Nations Cup which kicks off on 21 June.

But the Syli National coach Paul Put says he has not given up hope of taking 24-year-old Keita to the newly expanded tournament.

“We want a second medical opinion and we are seeking the expertise of the doctor in Switzerland who Keita always contacts whenever he’s injured,” Guinea’s national coach told the Federation on their Facebook page.