Liverpool's Naby Keita pulls out of Guinea squad with knee injury

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Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has pulled out of the Guinea squad for their international friendlies with South Africa and Zambia due to a knee injury, the Premier League club said.

The 27-year-old started Sunday's 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup quarterfinals before being replaced in the second half by Thiago Alcantara.

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"The Guinean Football Federation has reported today [Monday] that Naby Keita is set to miss their forthcoming fixtures due to a knee complaint," Liverpool said in a statement.

Guinea are set to face South Africa on Friday and Zambia four days later.

Liverpool also confirmed defender Trent Alexander-Arnold had pulled out of the England squad for matches against Switzerland and Ivory Coast due to a hamstring issue sustained ahead of the game against Forest.

Manager Jurgen Klopp had said on Friday that the problem would keep Alexander-Arnold out for a few weeks.

The club are also sweating on the fitness of forward Mohamed Salah, who is still feeling the effects of a foot injury that he picked up in a league match against Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this month.

Liverpool, who are a point and a place behind league leaders Manchester City, return to action after the international break with a home meeting against Watford on April 2.