Werder Bremen make drastic Naby Keita decision after Liverpool flop ‘refused to get on team bus’


Werder Bremen make drastic Naby Keita decision after Liverpool flop 'refused to get on team bus'

Werder Bremen have suspended Naby Keita and handed him a “substantial fine”.

Werder Bremen have suspended Naby Keita and handed him a “substantial fine”.

Werder Bremen announced that they had suspended Keita until the end of the season, while the player had also been handed a “substantial fine”.

As had widely been reported, upon finding out he would not be in the starting XI to take on Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday, Keita opted not to travel to the ground with the team, and instead chose to go home.

The club’s head of football, Clemens Fritz, said: “As a club, we won’t tolerate Naby’s behaviour.

“He let his team down in a time of difficulty surrounding our recent run of form and squad availability and put his own interests above those of the team. We can’t allow that.

“At this stage of the season, we need full focus on the remaining games and a team who stick together. That’s why we’ve been left with no alternative.”

The former Liverpool star will no longer train with the team or be part of the first-team dressing room.

Keita has featured in just five Bundesliga games for Werder in what has been another injury-hit season.

However, he had been in the last five matchday squads, remaining an unused substitute against Eintracht Frankfurt last Friday having made substitute appearances in the previous two matches.

Those had been Keita’s first Werder appearances since October.

More to follow…

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Topics: Werder Bremen, Naby Keita, Football, Bundesliga, Premier League

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