Liverpool Could Reportedly Sign Naby Keita in January for £13M Premium

Ruben Hill
January 13, 2018

The versatile midfielder's exploits were enough to earn him a move to Liverpool, but on the condition that he waited until the end of this season.

The two clubs agreed a €55m deal for the Guinea global to move to Anfield after the World Cup finals in Russian Federation this summer.

Liverpool's fans have already expressed their excitement regarding the prospect of Keita arriving at the club, with the energy and dynamism offered by the African set to bring another dimension to Jurgen Klopp's midfield.

"When we had this conversation around Coutinho, I said the same".

After three bids being rejected, FC Barcelona gave up and signed Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for 105 million euros and Coutinho returned to Liverpool training and the show went on.

Translated, Gianluca Di Marzio, a name that's always doing the rounds on Twitter when the transfer window is open, reckons Barca's big money capture of Coutinho could prompt Real Madrid to respond. with a move for Salah.

Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday when they welcome Manchester City to Anfield. Overall, Keita has played 20 games this season, scored 5 goals and provided 1 assist.

The Liverpool boss reportedly informed Dortmund there was no way he would sell Coutinho, in turn aiding the Germans in their negotiations over Ousmane Dembele. "That's the only thing I'm interested in".

With Liverpool at this moment unlikely to buy a replacement in the January transfer window, Coutinho's departure provides an opening for Oxlade-Chamberlain and others to secure more regular football.

"Of course it's an opportunity for me, just as it is for all the rest of the boys who want to play there, " he added.

Zinedine Zidane could cause an issue in the move however, as he is keen to keep his playing staff with Los Blancos intact throughout the season. "I'm convinced he won't waste that chance".

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