Now this would be a nice boost…
Bundesliga expert Lee Price, who correctly claimed that we’d agreed a future deal with Naby Keita back in June, claims that the transfer could be shunted forward – depending on whether Rb Leipzig are still in the Champions League.
If the Germans have been knocked out and are not competing for prizes or a high finish domestically, they may allow Liverpool to pay an extra premium on the £55m we’ve already agreed to secure the Guinean this winter.
“There is a chance, that Liverpool could pay a further premium to capture the midfielder in January,” claimed Price in the Express.
“It all depends on Leipzig’s domestic and Champions League progress.”
Keita would be cup-tied in Europe, but could be a huge help if we’re fighting tooth and nail for the title – especially with FA Cup fixtures added to the schedule early 2018.
The 22-year-old has started this season in exceptional form, as he left the last, and the idea of him coming to Anfield ahead of schedule is incredibly exciting.
We already have Emre Can, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum performing well – with Coutinho and Adam Lallana to return – but Keita could again add an extra dimension to Jurgen Klopp’s fluid, exceptional midfield.