Warning Signs for Liverpool as Record Signing Naby Keita Is Sent Off for Third Time in 7 Games

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Liverpool's record signing Naby Keita - who will join the club next summer for £55m - is likely to have sounded off the alarm bells at Anfield with his short fuse, after remarkably being shown a red card for the third time in his last seven matches for club and country. 

The 22-year-old midfielder is expected to add composure and steel into the Reds lineup next season, but his disciplinary record so far this season is proving to be worrisome. His latest indiscretion came against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night when he was dismissed after 53 minutes after receiving two yellow cards. 

Keita's red card proved to be costly for RB Leipzig in their German Cup match against the Bavarian giants as they fell to defeat in a penalty shootout. The dismissal ensures another stint on the sidelines due to suspension for the 22-year-old, as per the Daily Mail

The midfielder has collected his three red cards in the space of just one month, with the first straight red coming against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga, and the other coming whilst playing for Guinea in their World Cup qualifier against Tunisia.  

Although his poor disciplinary record is unlikely to have Jurgen Klopp thrilled, Liverpool are in need of a player prepared to battle it out and add much needed grunt into the midfield as they have been accused of being easily pushed over in recent times. 

With the Reds struggling to find any consistency and form, there is no doubt Keita would slip straight into the starting lineup, it is just a shame for Liverpool that they have to wait until next season - as he is the exact type of player they need right now.