Liverpool then play Wolves in their last top-flight game of the season next weekend.
The Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday that the Guinean global would be out of action for at least two months because of a thigh injury he picked up in Wednesday's Champions League defeat at Barcelona. If you want to win in football you have to accept that you can lose.
"Yes, of course, it's flawless that he's back", Klopp said to the club's official website.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says Keita will be out for "at least two months, " which also rules the Guinea worldwide out of the Africa Cup of Nations starting on June 21.
'Bad news for us but bad news for him with the African Cup of Nations coming up.
"Very serious. For sure he is not in the best moment".
'Of course it is a very interesting part of the season he is not part of but I also don't think Guinea is a regular start for the African Cup of Nations'.
"Of course, he is not in a good moment, but that's the moment when you have to help the players and we will try everything we can".
As for Liverpool, they at least have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back from a long-term injury, with Klopp adding: "It's ideal that Ox is back". What we know is that Naby Keita will play the CAN 2019'. He will be, for sure, in the squad [for Newcastle].
"We will use him - it's good".
"There is nothing good to say about Naby's injury but Ox being back is brilliant, yes". It is bad news, unfortunately.
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum will probably not be asked to perform the false nine role against his former club, although Klopp hit back at the pundits who criticised him for playing a midfielder instead of a striker in the position.
"But how I said the intensity of the game [must be considered]".