Liverpool will see if they can sign Naby Keita early in January, claims Neil Jones in the Echo.
The 22-year-old is already confirmed for next summer, but the club will ask Rb Leipzig what it’ll cost to get him to Anfield early – following the Guinean’s third red card in seven matches.
Last night, Keita was given his marching orders against Bayern Munich, meaning he’s currently spending as much time suspended as he is on the pitch.
There have already been murmurings of discontent regarding Keita’s conduct this term, following his rash performances in big games and his decision to wear a red suit to one of the matches he was banned for!
Hopefully, these issues will convince the Germans to give us our record signing early and plan for their own future.
He’ll be cup-tied for the Champions League, but would be a mighty boost to our Premier League midfield, which has undeniably missed some of the bite and nastiness he provides.
In fact, there’s many supporters who’d welcome the red-cards he’s picking up as a sign of effort and emotion!
For now, we’ll patiently watch this space – but the more we struggle before Christmas – the more we’re surely likely to use the January transfer window.