Liverpool to sign Keita on Sunday

Liverpool have succeeded in their bid to push forward the signing of Naby Keita, according to the Express.

The Reds agreed terms with RB Leipzig over the midfielder in the summer, but the sale of Philippe Coutinho has left the club short of cover in the middle. 

Their efforts to move up the transfer date have apparently been successful, and Keita could sign as early as Sunday.

Alisson is going nowhere

Alisson Roma

Liverpool have been warned by Roma that they have no intention of parting with Alisson during the winter transfer window, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

Jurgen Klopp is said to be keen on a €50 million deal for the Brazilian, but any approach will have to wait until the summer.

Reds join Maddison hunt

James Maddison Norwich

Liverpool have joined Tottenham in the hunt for Norwich midfielder James Maddison, claims The Mirror.

The Reds have been linked with the 21-year-old in the past and will now battle the likes of Spurs and Southampton for his signature in the summer.

Man Utd to challenge Liverpool for Pulisic

Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund

Manchester United are set to challenge Liverpool over the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s US wonderkid Christian Pulisic, claims the Independent.

Pulisic, 19, is already a regular starter with both club and country, and his added value as an icon in the lucrative US market makes him an attractive signing. 

And while Jurgen Klopp is a confirmed admirer of the star from his former club, he could face stiff competition from Old Trafford this summer.

Mahrez begins Liverpool talks

Riyad Mahrez Leicester City

Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez has opened talks with Liverpool over a potential January move to Anfield, the Express reports.

The Reds are looking to bolster their ranks after losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and see the Algeria international as a suitable option.

It is claimed that Mahrez is open to the idea of playing under Jurgen Klopp although would prefer a move to Arsenal, with whom there has been no contact thus far.

Gomez says Liverpool won’t dwell on Coutinho

Joe Gomez, Liverpool

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez says nobody at the club is dwelling on the loss of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. 

Gomez insists the playing and coaching staff at Anfield have already moved on, and instead are focusing on the high-profile arrival of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton. 

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Klopp mum on January Keita arrival

Naby Keita

Jurgen Klopp has rejected suggestions that Naby Keita’s transfer from RB Leipzig to Liverpool could be moved to January.

The midfielder will arrive in the summer but Philippe Coutinho’s departure to Barcelona has led to speculation that Liverpool could use some funds from that deal to push Keita’s arrival forward. 

“I will not start [speculating] now. He is a player of Leipzig and will be in the summer here. That’s all I know,” Klopp said. 

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Liverpool can’t ‘suffer’ over Coutinho – Klopp

Coutinho presentation Barcelona

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged his side to move forward and not “suffer” after Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona. 

Klopp is leaning on his experience losing key players during his time in charge of Borussia Dortmund, saying: “We lost plenty of players at Dortmund… one player is never a problem.”

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World record fee a ‘big compliment’ – Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk Liverpool Everton

Virgil van Dijk has told Sky Sports that being subject to a world-record transfer for a defender is a “big compliment”.

The Dutchman recently moved from Southampton to Liverpool for £75 million.

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Liverpool set Sturridge price

Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool are ready to sell wantaway striker Daniel Sturridge for £30 million, the Daily Mail reports.

The England international has reportedly asked to leave Anfield in January, though that valuation and his £150,000-a-week wages could prove problematic.

Stoke City were said to be interested in a move, but the club won’t make a decision until a new manager is in place.