If you’ve been following along since the summer, you’ll know that Naby Keita’s planned revival in Germany after leaving Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer absolutely hasn’t worked out.

The midfielder left Anfield at the end of his deal in the summer and returned to the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen, looking to bounce back after a difficult few years ruined by various injuries.

The hope was that he could put those injury issues behind him and star at Bremen but that’s not proven to be the case, with various issues meaning he’s barely featured for the German side. That’s led to growing frustration over the deal and BILD say the frustration has now turned to absolute ‘fear’ when it comes to the player.

They explain that Bremen will play a friendly against second division team Hansa Rostock this week in an attempt to keep non-internationals fit and help others gain match fitness too.

However, former Liverpool midfielder Keita will not be a part of the group as he is still injured, and the club don’t want to risk him.

“Naby will not be used yet.  We will continue to build him up in training.  The goal is for him to be able to play again after the international break,” head of first team football Clemens Fritz told the newspaper.

They then explain that those in charge in Bremen ‘don’t want to rush anything’ with the ‘injury-prone’ midfielder, having already been stung this season.

According to them ‘the fear of another injury is too great’ and so Bremen will have to do without the former Liverpool man for a second time.

When he actually returns appears to still be in the air, with the German side now so terrified of losing him to injury they’re not taking even the smallest of risks, a feeling we’re sure those at Anfield can relate to.