Liverpool's Naby Keita suffers groin injury against Barcelona

Liverpool face Newcastle in crunch title race clash on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League from 7pm; Kick-off at 7.45pm

Naby Keita was substituted midway through the first half at the Nou Camp because of injury
Image: Naby Keita was substituted midway through the first half at the Nou Camp

Naby Keita limped off with an apparent groin injury during Liverpool's Champions League semi-final first leg against Barcelona.

Keita was injured after a challenge from Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic at the Nou Camp and, despite trying to continue, was substituted in the 24th minute.He left the field unaided but holding his groin and was replaced by Jordan Henderson.

Liverpool went on to lose 3-0 as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi - netting his 600th Barcelona goal - did the damage.

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The return leg takes place at Anfield on Tuesday, May 7 but Jurgen Klopp's side must now turn their attention to a crucial Premier League trip to Newcastle - live on Sky Sports - as they look to keep the pressure on leaders Manchester City.

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