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Naby Keita's Disciplinary Record Is A Real Concern For Liverpool

Naby Keita's Disciplinary Record Is A Real Concern For Liverpool

Liverpool could well only end up paying a bargain price of £48 million for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, but the deal is not without risk.

If Leipzig finish seventh or below in the Bundesliga, the Reds will save themselves £11 million and pay no more than his release clause.

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Struggling to replicate last season's heroics, they currently lie in sixth, just one point ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt with two games remaining.

Keita has produced another impressive individual campaign, boasting eight goals and seven assists in 36 appearances in all competitions.

Technically proficient, and with bags of energy, he would appear to be a perfect fit to take on the No.8 shirt at Anfield next season.

As good as Keita is though, his disciplinary record is incredibly alarming for Liverpool.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

In the 3-0 defeat to Mainz at the weekend, the 23-year old marked his final home game for Leipzig by getting sent off for the fourth time this season.

He was cautioned in the 88th minute before picking another stupid yellow in stoppage time with a completely unnecessary foul.

It follows up his domestic dismissals against Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich, as well as the red card he received on international duty for Guinea in the World Cup qualifier against Tunisia in October.

You could perhaps put his ill-discipline down to the fact his commitment to Leipzig has waned somewhat but it's still an element of his game he needs to iron out of his game ahead of next season.

Keita will now serve a one-match ban for the visit of Wolfsburg on Saturday, with the final day away game against Hertha Berlin his last in Leipzig colours.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Naby Keita, red card, Jurgen Klopp, RB Leipzig, Bundesliga

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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