Guinea are hoping Naby Keita will be fit in time for the Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off in Egypt on 21 June

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has been included in Guinea’s 25-man provisional squad for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations, despite it not being clear whether he will be fit for the tournament.

It comes two days after the Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp revealed Keita was ahead of schedule in his recovery from the thigh injury he picked up at Barcelona in the Champions League on 1 May.

Klopp had initially said Keita would be out for two months.

Guinea’s coach Paul Put had said they would seek a second medical opinion on Keita’s injury.

Keita, 24, is part of Liverpool’s 26-man squad currently in Spain ahead of next weekend’s Uefa Champions League final against Tottenham, although Klopp told the Liverpool FC website that the midfielder will only return to action if he is “100 per cent fit”.