Skip to content

Liverpool's Naby Keita to miss Champions League final

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Naby Keita will miss the Champions League final.

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita will miss Saturday's Champions League final against Tottenham but Roberto Firmino is fit to play, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.

Keita was injured during Liverpool's 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final first leg on May 1 and has not played since.

"[There is] no chance for Naby," Klopp confirmed, when asked about the 24-year-old's availability for Saturday's game in Madrid.

Keita has been included in Guinea's 25-man provisional squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations, despite it being unclear whether he will be fit for the tournament.

Klopp added: "He is progressing well but we will see how it will work out for him for African Cup of Nations, we don't know that yet."

Roberto Firmino during first team training at Melwood on the eve of their UEFA Champions League quarter final, second leg against FC Porto
Image: Roberto Firmino is 'looking good', says Jurgen Klopp

Firmino returned to full training last week during Liverpool's training camp in Marbella after missing three matches with a muscle strain and Klopp has been pleased with his progress.

"Bobby was part of training last week and looked really good, everything fine. We took him out again and he will be back in training from tomorrow," Klopp said.

Also See:

"Everything we have seen so far looked really good, he will be fine I'm pretty sure."

Follow the Champions League final on Sky Sports

You can follow all of the action of Tottenham vs Liverpool from the Wanda Metropolitano on the Sky Sports app and with our dedicated Champions League final live blog, which will feature the best build-up, commentary and reaction from Madrid.

The Champions League final will take place on June 1, 2019; Kick-off is at 8pm.

Sky Sports Racing Selector
Sky Sports Racing Selector

Select 7 winners for your chance to win £1,000

Around Sky