Liverpool Step In to Snap up €45million Star

Naby Keita has signed for Liverpool but remains on loan at RB Leipzig until the end of the season
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Naby Keita has signed for Liverpool but remains on loan at RB Leipzig until the end of the season Credit Getty Images
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13 Enero, 2018

Their stance indicates that they do not want Keita to go, although there are suggestions the 22-year-old's mind is already on his Premier League move.

Reports this week claimed Leipzig would accept an extra payment of about £15m if Liverpool wanted Keita in January.

He said: "I've got every respect for Phil and his decisions, I wish him all the best but he is not in my thoughts right now moving on to Man City because he is not going to be able to affect the score".

Although far from a like-for-like player, acquiring Keita before this window closes would make up for the loss of a wonderful footballer.

It's a minor annoyance for Liverpool, who could easily stump up the cash following the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142 million.

However, since the deal with Liverpool came to fruition, many have criticised the star's performances with Bild reporting that the player has been ostracised by his teammates.

Despite having two years remaining on his deal, the forward will be offered the chance to sign on for an even longer term. Here's the perspective from the Liverpool camp.

"It can't be that at all".

Sturridge has attracted interest from Southampton and West Ham United recently and still harbours hopes of forcing his way into Gareth Southgate's England World Cup squad.

Coutinho has been a scourge of City in recent seasons, scoring winners at Anfield in 2014 and '15, and being the driving force behind Liverpool's thrilling 4-1 win over City at Etihad Stadium in November 2015.

"Once you clear that ridge and focus on getting your head down and playing more, I feel that's where I am now".

"I take that as a compliment that the club rates me", Origi said, as reported by.


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