Jurgen Klopp eyes 22-year-old Bundesliga midfielder

According to reports, Liverpool could welcome Naby Keita to Anfield early after RB Leipzig reportedly moderated their stance on the young midfielder.

The Reds have previously signed Keita, and he is due to appear in the summer.

Only after the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, Jurgen Klopp is keen to strengthen his squad.

Now Liverpool have reportedly been encouraged they bring Keita’s move forward, provided they pay RB Leipzig a premium of at least £13million, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The Reds agreed last August a deal more than £50m that would see Keita spend another campaign in the Bundesliga before moving to Anfield in the summer.

However, Jurgen Klopp has been searching the probability of moving forward the Guinea international midfielder’s arrival to this transfer window following the £142m departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.

Leipzig have been resistant to that suggestion given they are challenging for Champions League qualification and are preparing for the Europa League knockout stages.

But according to German news outlet Bild, the Bundesliga side are now softening their stance.

The report states Leipzig would consider allowing Keita to leave this month for a fee of between 15m and 20m euros (£13m-£17.5m).