Paul Robinson claims Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp “must have ran across a big black cat” after Naby Keita suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday.
The former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed it was a “massive opportunity” for the 25-year-old to stake a claim in Jurgen Klopp’s side with so many players sidelined.
The midfielder limped out 53 minutes into Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Leicester City last weekend and it was confirmed that he will now undergo further assessment with the club’s medical team.
Keita has suffered a torrid time with injuries since his £54million arrival to Anfield in the summer of 2018 and could be set to join a growing list of first team players in the Reds medical room.
One player who did take his opportunity, according to Robinson, was 19-year-old Curtis Jones who lined up alongside Keita and Georginio Wijnadlum in a midfield three.
“It was a massive opportunity for Keita, given the injuries that they have got at the moment,” he told Football Insider.
“Liverpool deserve a lot of credit for the way that they played against Leicester, 3-0 was a convincing victory.
“They have 10 or 11 first teamers out injured so Jurgen must have ran across a big black cat! He is certainly not having much luck with injuries.
“But Curtis Jones came in and took his huge opportunity while the back four also did well.”
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