Naby Keita Injured as Nightmare International Break for Liverpool FC Worsens

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At this point it’s tragedy, or comedy. Or tragicomedy, or maybe comedically tragic for Liverpool FC and their roster of players who were on international duty this week and last. On Tuesday, £53 million midfielder Naby Keita became the fourth Liverpool player to encounter fitness issues on this international break, and leave his respective national team early.

Now the Reds will have four fitness concerns to sweat over on Saturday when they travel to the St. John’s Stadium to take on Huddersfield Town.

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Liverpool and Chelsea Could Wage Transfer Battle over Napoli Striker Lorenzo Insigne

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Forward isn’t the biggest position group of need for Liverpool, but they reportedly have a new transfer target in mind for potentially beefing up the front line. It’s Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne, who is currently on the radar of the northwest England club, Rai Sport claims.

The 27-year-old Italian international has 116 goals in the 360 instances that he’s featured for Napoli. He’s also off to a red hot start this season, and naturally that will attract a fair number of potential new suitors.

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Sadio Mane Injured as Nightmare International Break for Liverpool Deepens

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It’s been a brutal international break for Liverpool, and it only got worse with the news surrounding Sadio Mane on Monday. The forward was sent to the hospital after suffering a hand injury during training with the Senegal national team today.

Reports indicate that he has suffered a broken left thumb, and is now likely to miss his national side’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan on Tuesday night. He is also a doubt for Liverpool’s trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

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Liverpool FC News: Virgil Van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum

It’s another dull international break, when there isn’t much news and when there is, it’s related to injury concerns. Liverpool will be back in action on Saturday against Huddersfield Town. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the Liverpool FC news stories making the rounds on the internet on this Sunday fun day.

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Amid Injury, Mohamed Salah Withdraws From Egypt Camp and Returns to Liverpool

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Saturday brought an update on the status of Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, who suffered what has been deemed a muscular injury last night while on international duty with Egypt. Salah hobbled off in the 88′ of the Pharoahs’ 4-1 win over Swaziland in an Africa Group of Nations qualifier.

Saturday saw the release of a statement from the Egyptian Football Association that indicated Salah’s leaving the national side, and returning to his club.

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Liverpool Star Mohamed Salah Suffers Muscular Injury on Egypt Duty

Mohamed Salah hasn’t exactly been firing on all cylinders this season, but now he might have a bigger problem. While on international duty with Egypt, he limped off early in the Pharaohs 4-1 over Swaziland on Friday night. Now Liverpool have a fitness concern to be sweating about next week when they take on Huddersfield Town in Premier League play.

The good news is that Salah’s injury might not be too serious.

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James Milner Tears Hamstring, Will Reportedly Miss a Month

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Liverpool are going to see a fair amount of flux and turnover in their midfield over the next few weeks. The good news regarding James Milner is that his situation is not as bad as had been initially feared when he left yesterday’s goalless draw with Manchester City in the 26′.

The bad news, according to the Daily Mail, is that he’ll be out of commission for up to a month. James Milner has been a workhorse (starting every game but one across all competitions this season) for the Reds so you have to wonder if the fixture congestion ahead of the international break, which put extra wear and tear on everybody, might have contributed to the development of this injury.

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Jurgen Klopp Rips Nations League, Brands it a Senseless Competition

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We certainly know how Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels about the UEFA Nations League, as he ripped it to pieces on Sunday, calling it “the most senseless competition in the world of football.”

Klopp made the comments after his side’s goalless draw with Manchester City on Sunday. The result left both teams with 20 points, and atop the Premier League table, along with Chelsea. City are in first by virtue of goal differential while Liverpool are now third. With the conclusion of Sunday’s action, another international break ensues and that comes on the heels of Liverpool having just played seven matches in 23 days.

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Jurgen Klopp Declares Pep Guardiola the Best Manager in the World

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had some extremely heavy praise for his counterpart on the opposite touchline ahead of the Reds’ massive clash at home against Manchester City on Sunday. The weekend’s headliner fixture is expected to reach one billion homes worldwide, and be shown in 179 countries.

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Liverpool vs Manchester City Will Reportedly Air in 1 Billion Homes, 179 Countries

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Without question, it’s the biggest match of the year thus far in the Premier League: Manchester City at Liverpool FC. The two current table toppers, pretty much the only two sides that anybody is picking to win the league title this season will stage a titanic clash tomorrow at Anfield.

It’s going to attract a massive audience. How massive? Well, according to ESPN FC , one billion viewers, yes that’s a billion with a “b.” The publication also states that the match will be shown in 179 of the 193 United Nations member countries.

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Eden Hazard Names the Four Best Premier League Players, Omits Himself

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The current conventional wisdom holds that Eden Hazard is the best player in England right now, and a debate can be had about whether not he could become the best in the world. Or at least many football observers believe that Hazard has the qualities to be the best player on Earth.

While Hazard is regularly topping individual Premier League player power rankings these days, he doesn’t even place himself within the top four. (Or if he does, he has too much modesty and class to publicly say so).

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Liverpool vs Man City News and Notes: Gundogan, Mendy, Salah, Klopp

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Manchester City at Liverpool is the biggest match of the year by far in the Premier League; at least up to this point. Overflowing with league title implications, it’s a titanic clash that will see the two table toppers squaring off at Anfield.

Let’s take a spin through all the news topics that are trending now in relation to this mega match. Also, here’s a link to part one of our news and notes for this destined to be epic clash.

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