Veteran Liverpool midfielder James Milner suffered an injury during the first half of the Reds’ Premier League clash with Manchester City and was replaced by Naby Keita in the 29th minute.
Keita had suffered a back injury in midweek and was on the bench, but manager Jurgen Klopp was forced to call upon the Guinean sooner than he would have anticipated.
29′ Early #LFC substitution. Naby Keita is introduced and replaces the injured Milner in midfield.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 7, 2018
The score was 0-0 when Milner exited and the prolific sides remained deadlocked at half time as well.
With the international break ensuing after Sunday’s fixture, the central midfielder is not expected to miss out on much club action.
Liverpool are likely to provide updates on the injury in the next 48 hours after making the midfielder undergo scans.
City, defending champions, lead Liverpool on goal difference with both teams having a tally of 19 points from seven games.
Sunday’s winner may well lift the Premier League title, for the Reds and the Sky Blues are the bookmakers’ favourites for the championship.