Following news breaking earlier this afternoon that a dangerous tackle from Liverpool target Naby Keita had left fellow RB Leipzig teammate Diego Demme in such a state that the German side’s training session had to be abandoned, footage has since emerged of the incident in question.
A number of outlets broke the news of Keita’s tackle earlier today, with some suggesting that the Guinean’s outburst could signal him pushing for a big-money move to Anfield in the near future.
However, as has since come to light, the 22-year-old’s actions came as a direct result of an earlier challenge made by fellow Leipzig midfielder Diego Demme, who had unceremoniously scythed Keita down during an intense training match.
The Reds target then retaliated with a dangerous tackle of his own, leaving Demme in a worrying state on the ground, writhing and screaming in pain.
A heated exchange ensued between Leipzig’s players, with the training session eventually being called off.
Check out the video below, containing the tackles of both Demme and Keita:
The full Naby Keita training ground incident…
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