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Liverpool signed Naby Keita for a club record fee of £50m but only after agreeing that the RB Leipzig star would leave at the end of this season.
Keita, 22, is desperate to leave in the upcoming January window though with reports claiming he’s unhappy at the Bundesliga club.
Bundesliga expert and writer Lee Price claims that Keita is desperate to change the terms of the deal so he can arrive at Liverpool in January.
RB Leipzig have been knocked out of the Champions League group stage and have not challenged for the title this season hovering in fifth in the table.
Price told Express Sport that Keita could indeed arrive at Liverpool in January despite the deal stating his exit would be in July 2018.
“The Naby Keita transfer saga had appeared to resolve itself – the midfielder was due to move to Liverpool in the summer, and that’s that.
“But the Guinean himself might have a say in the matter.
“Leipzig’s novelty is wearing off – they’re fifth in the Bundesliga this season, and have been demoted to the Europa League, where they face a tough tie against Napoli.
“For Keita, the challenge has almost gone, and he ideally wants to move to Liverpool now.
“The player doesn’t intend to rock the boat hugely in Leipzig, and is relishing the winter break in Germany, but his camp is expected to push for a move upon his return to training in January.”
Klopp would welcome the prospect of having Keita arriving early and would add much needed pace and steel in the Reds midfield.