Naby Keita

Liverpool’s Naby Keita sent off for ‘slapping’ a player in the face

Guinea 1 – Tunisia 4

It started so well for Guinea on Saturday, but it ended so very badly.

Liverpool and RB Leipzig star Naby Keita fired Guinea into a first half lead. The midfielder finished off a terrific team attack with a deft right footed finish in the box.

But that’s as good as it got for the hosts. Youssef Msakni levelled for the Tunisians on the stroke of halftime, and the striker went on to complete a second half hat-trick.

Mohamed Ben Amor cashed in with the Tunisians’ fourth.

The win left Tunisia top of their group, while Guinea are firmly out of the equation with three points after five games.

Liverpool’s Naby Keita sent off

As for Liverpool’s Naby Keita, while he started the night a hero, he ended it a villain.

Deep into second half injury time, Keita got himself sent off.

The incident started when he chased down a ball alongside a Tunisian opponent. In the mix Keita used his right arm, and that was all his opponent needed to fall down holding his face.

Tunisian goes down holding his face

Tunisian goes down holding his face

Keita was accused of slapping his opponent in the face.

The ref, who was staring right at the incident, instantly sent Keita off.

Naby Keita after he's sent off

Naby Keita after he’s sent off

Watch the footage below.

Liverpool fans react

Keita is beginning to get a reputation for being a bit too aggressive.

The 22-year-old has already been hit with a three-match ban in the Bundesliga this season for a Mane-like high boot.

Christoph Kramer was left needing on-pitch treatment as blood streamed from his face.

See how Liverpool fans are reacting to the latest incident below.

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