Naby Keita is set to endure a hefty financial dent after learning of his punishment for the use of false driving licences.
The Anfield-bound midfielder was first pulled up on the issue back in January, when he was set a total £362,000 as his fine for the offences.
Following an appeal, he is now required to pay a reduced fine of £220,000, including daily payments of £4,370 across a stretch of 50 days, according to the Daily Mail.
Though it can be deemed to serve up a red flag, it says little about his value as an athlete and can now be deemed something worth forgetting.
Keita has mustered eight goals and five assists in 31 appearances so far this season, mounting a determined response to doubts over his consistency earlier in the campaign.
The Guinean hasn’t quite replicated the explosive form from 2016/2017, but has still managed to tease Reds over the long wait for his July arrival at Liverpool.
His latest standout performance came in a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich, in which he fired home an equaliser before producing an incisive assist for Timo Werner’s second-half winner.
Between multiple reminders of his danger from long-range, to a regular dose of his bursting runs from midfielder and a weekly demonstration of his energy to sweep up opposition attacks, fans have seen enough to know he will represent money wisely spent come next season.