Liverpool-bound Naby Keita sent off for the third time in seven games

The RB Leipzig midfielder was dismissed during last night’s DFB-Pokal game against Bayern Munich.

RB LEIPZIG COACH Ralph Hasenhuttl believes Naby Keita is treated unfairly after the midfielder was sent off for the third time in seven games for club and country.

Guinea international Keita, who will join Liverpool next summer, saw red for the third time in seven games for club and country as his side lost to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old was sent off in the second half when he was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Robert Lewandowski, before Bayern claimed a 5-4 win on penalties after a 1-1 DFB-Pokal draw at Red Bull Arena.

But Hasenhuttl felt Keita’s red was unfair, with the midfielder having conceded five fouls, and been fouled as many times, the equal most of any player on the pitch.

“I think Naby Keita got two yellow cards for two fouls. In my opinion, Naby got a yellow card for every first foul,” he said.

“Before he gets the first yellow he was fouled dozens of times. In these situations I miss the equality of rights, but that was not the decisive scene of the game.”

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