RB Leipzig Troll Liverpool Fans Over Naby Keita

Annette Crawford
January 13, 2018

And German outlet Bild reported that the Reds can have Keita if they pay an extra £13 million, in addition to the £51m fee that has already been agreed.

Furthermore, his versatility means that he can comfortably change positions with wingers and attacking midfielders, confusing the opposition defence as they can never be sure who is playing in which position.

Liverpool's deal to sign highly-rated RB Leipzig midfielder Keita was seen as a real coup by many, even if Reds fans were initially set to have wait nearly a year to see him in action at Anfield.

Liverpool FC are believed to be on the lookout for midfield reinforcements this month after they allowed Coutinho to sign for Barcelona on Monday.

Michael Edwards, Liverpool's sporting director, will hold discussions with his opposite number Ralf Rangnick about the possibility of bringing forward Keita's arrival.

It seems as though Leipzig have chose to have some fun with Keita and his future, for they sent out a cheeky video on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.


"Nothing has changed", said Ralph Hasenhüttl, the Leipzig coach, before his team's match on Saturday against Schalke 04.

A post started with the words "Official" and "Naby Keita", insinuating that the midfielder was gone, before simply revealing that his "passing is very good".

Firmino still has two years left on his current deal, but will apparently be offered the chance to sign a new deal.

As it stands, Keita, 22, will become a Liverpool player on July 1 as the Premier League club triggered a release clause in his contract last summer, while paying a premium to secure his services in advance.

He was gutted in the summer that RB Leipzig delayed the transfer for a year.

"There was a lot of controversy and talk, maybe it's a time when you just want to get your head down and settle in, " he said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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