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

WION Web Team
Naples, FL, USA Published: 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.

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