Naby Keita in hospital after complaining of back pain during Liverpool's defeat to Napoli

WION Web Team Naples, FL, USA Oct 04, 2018, 01.27 PM(IST)

Staff medics tend to Liverpool's Guinean midfielder Naby Keita after he was injured during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Napoli and Liverpool. Photograph:( AFP )

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Keita, who joined from RB Leipzig for £48m this summer, was taken off on a stretcher after just 19 minutes of the game.

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita was taken to hospital after injuring his back during Liverpool's 1-0 defeat at Napoli on Wednesday

Keita, who joined from RB Leipzig for £48m this summer, was taken off on a stretcher after just 19 minutes of the game.

He received treatment on the pitch in Italy before being substituted.

According to the club, Keita underwent a number of precautionary health checks to assess his actual condition.
 
No decision has yet been taken on when the 23-year-old will be discharged.

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Keita has made nine appearances for Liverpool this season, including four starts in the Premier League.