Liverpool fans react as Keita receives bruising vs Nigeria

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 26/06/2019

Liverpool supporters reacted after Naby Keita receives bruising during Super Eagles 1-0 win over Guinean in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations clash on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old midfielder made his first start for almost two months after injuring his thigh in the first leg of the Reds' Champions League semi-final clash against Barcelona on May 1.

Keita came on as a second-half substitute in Guinea's opening game of the tournament against Madagascar last Saturday, but he was then deemed fit enough to start against the Super Eagles in Alexandria Stadium.

However, Liverpool fans watching the game ended up expressing concern for former RB Leipzig star on Twitter who was left on the ground on numerous occasions following what they saw as a number of hefty challenges, some from the LeicesterCity midfielder Wilfried Ndidi.

Keita sustained a hamstring injury was replace in the 71 minutes by Alhassane Bangoura but Nigeria took the lead through Kenneth Omeruo three minutes later what proved to be the game's only goal.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah will be in action for hosts Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations against DR Congo on Wednesday night.