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Naby Keita’s younger brother trains with Liverpool

SSC Napoli v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Group C

NAPLES, ITALY - OCTOBER 03: Naby Keita of Liverpool warms up before the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between SSC Napoli and Liverpool at Stadio San Paolo on October 3, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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Liverpool is hoping to keep it in the family as they get an up close and personal look at 17-year-old little brother Petit Keita, the younger brother of current Reds midfielder Naby Keita.

Petit is a product of the Inter Leipzig youth system, no surprise as his older brother Naby played for RB Leipzig from 2016-2018 before moving to Liverpool on a permanent transfer. Inter Leipzig is a fifth-tier club in the German football tiers.

According to multiple reports, including ESPN, Petit has been seen regularly at Liverpool’s Kirkby training ground ever since his older brother Keita arrived at the club. Most of the reports state that it’s unclear whether the club has signed Petit to a contract, or if they intend to do so in the future.

Petit’s former coach at Inter Leipzig, Heiner Backhaus, described him as a pure striker back in May.

Strikers are less needed at Anfield, as Liverpool’s front three of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane all scored goals in the midweek Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade. They do, however, have a bit of a hole at midfield. Naby has missed time of late, out of action with a hamstring injury suffered over the latest international break. Jordan Henderson is also sidelined with a hamstring injury, leaving Fabinho and Giorginio Wijnaldum as the midfield pair against the Serbian club. Fabinho arrived at Liverpool this summer like Keita, but he has struggled to adapt to his new Premier League club.

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