Liverpool-bound Naby Keita was in action this weekend. The 22-year-old central midfielder played for Guinea against Tunisia on Saturday.
The RB Leipzig midfielder was the captain for Guinea. The youngster opened the scoring with a neat finish, but Tunisia then launched a comeback.
With his side 3-1 down in the closing stages, the 22-year-old lashed out at Mohamed Ben Amor before being shown a straight red card.
Keita will join Liverpool in the summer of 2018, with Sky Sports reporting that the Premier League club have agreed to pay the £48 million release clause in the youngster’s contract.
While getting sent off is never a good thing, some Liverpool fans seem to have been taken by the the central midfielder's action, as the following comments on social networking site Twitter suggest.
Naby Keita getting red cards all over the place. Hopefully its just a phase.— GegenPool (@A4LFC) October 8, 2017
Still the best #8 in the world though.
We get Keita in January, we run a riot!!— Nilesh (@NileshLfc) October 8, 2017
Got a bit of a mean streak about him..... something werw missing in my opinion!— ***** (@lfc5timesssss) October 8, 2017
Keita nasty comes out now he has his move wonder what the LFC board are thinking— Leon Kyle Yates (@therealbigel) October 8, 2017
Personally, I don’t mind a player like Naby Keita having a nasty side. It’s what we’re missing in this #LFC team. Everybody’s too soft!— Nic Mason (@MrNickMason) October 8, 2017
Liverpool are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment with 12 points from seven matches.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are just a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea and seven points behind Manchester City and Manchester City, who are first and second respectively in the standings.