Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reiterates the fact Naby Keita will not join from RB Leipzig in January
Posted: 25 December 2017 Time: 09:45
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reiterated the fact the club are unlikely to have Naby Keita available to them before the end of the season.
The Reds agreed a club-record £48m fee with RB Leipzig for the forward’s services, but in an agreement that will only come into effect for the 2018/19 season.
Reports had suggested the Guinea international could move to Anfield at the turn of the year, although the Bundesliga club rubbished any such claims and Klopp has underlined the fact the playmaker is likely to remain in Germany until the end of the campaign.
"There is nothing else to say about that. We really don't think about it because of all the things Leipzig have said,” Klopp is quoted as saying by the Express.
“They said they do not have to sell any player. Why should they do something like that (allow him move in January)? So no, we don't think about it.”
When asked if he has kept in touch with the midfielder, Klopp replied: "No. He is a player of Leipzig."