Liverpool are keen on finding a replacement for Philippe Coutinho since the playmaker has finally secured his move to Barcelona.
Recent reports are indicating that Jurgen Klopp wants to sign Naby Keita this month since Coutinho made an earlier exit.
The Reds have already made a deal with RB Leipzig to let the Guinean remain in Germany for the rest of the 201-18 campaign and then will move to Merseyside in the summer.
Klopp is now reportedly attempting to convince Leipzig to let Keita move to England in January as they will need a replacement really soon.
While Keita will become a Liverpool player on July 1, Leipzig insists that their player will remain on their side for this season as they seek Champions League qualification.
“There is nothing new about this situation and so that speculation is not true,” a Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl said.
Nothing has changed and our position hasn’t changed from before regarding this transfer.”
If Liverpool do insist on getting Keita early, they would need to pay an additional fee which Leipzig are not interested at the moment.
Klopp may need to find to look elsewhere and not on Naby Keita this January even if the manager really needs him at this time.