Liverpool’s Naby leaves Guinea for UK as military coup continues

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Naby Keita has left Guinea as the military coup continued in the country, with the Liverpool star on his way back to the UK and set for a safe return.

The midfielder was back in Guinea for a World Cup qualifier against Morocco on Monday, but the country was thrown into chaos as soldiers attempted a coup in the capital Conakry on Sunday and the borders were closed.

Guinea’s president, Alpha Condé, is now being held in detention by the army, with head of the special forces and coup leader Col Mamadi Doumbouya now stating that the government has been dissolved.

The Moroccan team due to play on Monday left Guinea on Sunday and the Athletic report that Keita has also left the country, although is not back in the UK yet.

In a statement on Monday, Liverpool wrote: ‘We are in constant contact with Naby (Keita) 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 regular dialogue with the relevant authorities as we work to get Naby back to Liverpool in a timely and secure manner.’

by Keita has left Guinea as the military coup continues in the country, with the Liverpool star on his way back to the UK and set for a safe return.

The midfielder was back in Guinea for a World Cup qualifier against Morocco on Monday, but the country was thrown into chaos as soldiers attempted a coup in the capital Conakry on Sunday and the borders were closed.

Guinea’s president, Alpha Condé, is now being held in detention by the army, with head of the special forces and coup leader Col Mamadi Doumbouya now stating that the government has been dissolved.

The Moroccan team due to play on Monday left Guinea on Sunday and the Athletic report that Keita has also left the country, although is not back in the UK yet.

In a statement on Monday, Liverpool wrote: ‘We are in constant contact with Naby (Keita) 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 regular dialogue with the relevant authorities as we work to get Naby back to Liverpool in a timely and secure manner.’

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