Liverpool Give Update on Naby Keita Amid Military Coup in Guinea
Liverpool has confirmed that its player, Naby Keita, is safe and in good condition following the military coup that happened in Guinea, on Sunday, September 5th, 2021. The midfielder was on duty for his country at the ongoing FIFA World Cup qualifier.
According to reports, gunshots were heard in the country's capital, when a group of soldiers detained President Alpha Conde to take over the affairs of the country. This situation led to FIFA calling off the game between Guinea and Morocco, which was slated to be played on Monday, September 6th, 2021.
Other players that are currently affected by the incident are Wolves defender Romain Saiss, Watford duo Imran Louza and Adam Masina, QPR's Ilias Chair, and Paris Saint-Germain's defender Achraf Hakimi.
A Liverpool spokesperson confirmed to Talksport on Monday, September 6th, 2021 that the club has contacted Keita and he is doing well.
He confirmed the Reds are trying their best to bring the midfielder out of Guinea, although both air and land borders have been closed following the taking over of the government by the military.
We are in constant contact with Naby and have had regular communication via his national team management. We are satisfied that he is safe and well cared for. Obviously the situation is fluid and we will maintain a regular dialogue with the relevant authorities as we work to get Naby back to Liverpool in a time and secure manner.