Naby Keita contracts coronavirus while on international duty with Guinea

Naby Keita contracts coronavirus while on international duty with Guinea

- Naby Keita is the latest Liverpool player to get infested with the coronavirus disease

- The 25-year-old tested positive to the virus while on international duty with Guinea

- Liverpool will return to action against Everton after their 7-2 thrashing from Aston Villa

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Naby Keita will spend some time self-isolating after the Liverpool midfielder contracted the deadly coronavirus disease while playing for his country.

The Guinea international returned to camp positive and joins the likes of Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mane who also picked up the virus in the past few days.

This development comes as a huge blow to the Reds as they look to take on Premier League leaders Everton after the international break.

Naby Keita contracts coronavirus while on international duty with Guinea

Naby Keita contracts coronavirus while on international duty with Guinea. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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On the other hand, Jurgen Klopp's number one Alisson Becker has also been ruled out of the Merseyside derby after sustaining injury on the training ground.

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Keita has been a key member of Liverpool's campaign in the new season and has played in all four Premier League matches so far this season.

The 25-year-old's illness will mean Klopp will have to rotate his squad ahead of the crunch game slated for Goodison Park.

Liverpool were disgraced by 7-2 at Aston Villa and Klopp will be desperate to make good use of his squad to get back to winning ways.

Alcantara and Mane are expected to return to the squad after making full recoveries from their illnesses following their quarantine periods.

However, but players will need to undergo another round of testing before league action returns to England in the coming weekend.

Liverpool won their first three league matches including the victory over Chelsea but were knocked out of the EFL Cup by Arsenal on penalties.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Edinson Cavani has revealed that he nearly quit football after he and his girlfriend battled the deadly coronavirus.

The Uruguayan striker completed a deadline day move to Man United with an option of a one-year extension.

The 33-year-old spent seven years of his career at Paris Sait-Germain and became their all-time top scorer with 250 goals.

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