Liverpool's Naby Keita 'safe and well' in Guinea following military coup in country

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On Monday, soldiers appeared on Guinea's national TV claiming that they had dismantled the government. President Alpha Conde is still uncertain.

Liverpool is "satisfied Naby Keita's safe and sound" as they try to expel him from Guinea after he was seized by the government.

On Monday, the 26-year old was representing his country at a World Cup qualifier against Morocco.

After hours of intense gunfire near the presidential palace and an attempted coup in Conakry, the match was delayed.

A Liverpool spokesperson stated that the club is in "constant communication" with Keita.

"We have had regular communication through his national team management," stated the club spokesperson in a statement to PA news agency.

"We are happy that he is safe, and that he has been well taken care of. We are aware that the situation is changing and will continue to communicate with the authorities to ensure Naby's safe return to Liverpool.

After embassy-level negotiations, the Morocco team was escorted to the airport.

Vahid Halilhodzic, head coach, told French media agency L'Equipe he could hear gunfire from the outside as members of the squad and staff waited for safe passage.

After the flight landed in Rabat Morocco, Paris St-Germain fullback Achraf Haimi tweeted external-link: "Thanks to all who sent messages and supported us, it was a very stressful day, but we are safe and sound here in Morocco."

As they flew out of Guinea, Moroccan players uploaded videos showing their staff and squad singing and smiling.

Roman Saiss, Wolves defender, captains the Moroccan team. Ilias chair, QPR striker, and Watford duo Adam Masina & Imran Louza are also part of the squad.