Liverpool and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita has arrived in England following a coup in his country, Guinea, which led to the termination of their World Cup qualifier game against Morocco. The military took over the country’s rulership through a coup, making Liverpool scared for their player in the country at the time.
Naby Keita Back in Liverpool Camp
The 26-year-old had been representing his country against Morocco in a World Cup qualifier on Monday when the overthrowing of President Alpha Conde by the military-led to the closure of Guinea’s borders. The Guinea squad was left stranded.
Naby Keita has managed to safely board a flight on Tuesday ahead of returning to Liverpool (Merseyside). The Morocco squad, including Wolves defender Romain Saiss, QPR striker Ilias Chair and Watford duo Adam Masina and Imran Louza, were escorted to leave Guinea on Sunday following embassy-level negotiations.
Liverpool was in constant contact with Kaita, and they worked hard and succeeded in getting him out of his homeland and were satisfied he was “safe and well cared for.” Liverpool spokesperson made this known in a statement released by the club. Liverpool will play Leeds United at Elland Road in the Premier League on Sunday, and it is most likely the African will feature in the game.