Liverpool fans didn’t hang around to flood Twitter with excited responses following the news that Naby Keita reportedly wants to leave RB Leipzig.
The Guinean boasts a place at the top of Jurgen Klopp’s wishlist as the club’s priority midfield target and one of many high-profile players Liverpool are keen on signing this summer.
Initial reports on Monday revealed that Leipzig had slapped a £70million price-tag on the 22-year-old before further developments suggested that the player himself has said he wants to leave the German side.
A focus towards Liverpool’s pursuit of Keita has been somewhat elevated since the £36.9million capture of Mohamed Salah on Thursday with the Bundesliga star seemingly the next in line to be subject to an official approach.
News of Leipzig’s asking-price has also sparked talk of the idea the Reds could launch a £140million pursuit of both Keita and Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, who is also valued at £70million.
Supporters were quick to express their delight towards what many deem as significant progress…
— Liam Bushby (@LiamJB92) June 26, 2017
This morning has already kicked off for #LFC fans!
RBL willing to sell, Naby Keita wants to leave & a rumoured approach for VvD! pic.twitter.com/TN9lmfTQ8f
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) June 26, 2017
“Keita wants to leave” pic.twitter.com/eKaPvvnEPL
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) June 26, 2017
— Moley (@Moley_LFC) June 26, 2017
We’ve actually made Salah, VVD and Keita wanting to leave their clubs ?? unreal movements from @LFC
— Sam (@VintageSaIah) June 26, 2017
Very encouraging reports this morning that Naby Keita wants leave RBL. This would easily be our biggest and best deal if it happens.
— Matt (@FalseFirmino) June 26, 2017
Good news that Naby Keita wants to leave RBL. Hopefully a deal can be reached, to early to tell
— Ben (@_BenLFC) June 26, 2017
Naby Keita ‘wants to leave’ RB Leipzig pic.twitter.com/TzPphrHhzd
— Billy Liddell (@Liddellpool) June 26, 2017
“Naby Keita wants to leave” pic.twitter.com/uGw38gl5PZ
— ⚽️ LFC 92 ⚽️ (@LFC92) June 26, 2017
Keita to RBL- “I wanna leave”
Liverpool Fans right now- pic.twitter.com/kDfpYqOIHy
— SAM REDMAN (@liverpollmane) June 26, 2017
Reading that Keita wants to leave pic.twitter.com/6lQs1phica
— Shane (@Conwaino) June 26, 2017