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Reds could call on Keita in Belgrade

Liverpool could include Naby Keita when they take on Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Guinea international has been struggling with a hamstring injury picked up early last month, forcing him out of the Reds' last four games.

However, he was back in training on Sunday and having travelled with the squad to Serbia, could come into the engine room for the fixture at the Rajko Mitic Stadium.

Defender Nathaniel Clyne is again absent through illness, while captain Jordan Henderson has been left at home as he continues his recovery from a hamstring issue.

Jurgen Klopp has already confirmed that Xherdan Shaqiri has not travelled in a bid to avoid any off-field controversy in relation to his Kosovan roots but there is good news on another man born in the Balkans, Dejan Lovren.

The Croatian defender has been struggling with his own hamstring problem but is expected to be on the bench and could challenge Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez for a role at the heart of the Liverpool defence.

Liverpool currently top Group C, with Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain the other teams vying for qualification.

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