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Liverpool issued hands-off warning over Leipzig's Keita

 

By Staff Reporter

Liverpool's pursuit of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita has been dealt a blow after the Bundesliga side effectively warned off the Reds. Jurgen Klopp's long-held interest in the Guinea international is well known.

However, Leipzig have been steadfast in their stance that he will not be sold and they have contacted the Reds to re-emphasise this.

That would leave Keita, who began pre-season training on Thursday, having to agitate for a move one year after joining from sister club Red Bull Salzburg.

Klopp says he is not nervous about transfer business with only Roma winger Mohamed Salah and 19-year-old striker Dominic Solanke recruited.

"We do our business as well as we can and we are convinced about the way we are going," he said after the 4-0 pre-season win over Tranmere.

Pool were forced to withdraw their interest in Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk after being accused of tapping him up. Asked whether they could revive their interest, Klopp said: "Am I allowed to talk about this? I am not."

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