RB Leipzig chief Rangnick: Keita must tell us he wants Liverpool move


There have been suggestions that Naby Keita has already played his last game for RB Leipzig.

"My understanding is there is nothing to say", he replied when asked whether Keita could join early.

The 22-year-old came off in the second half as Leipzig ran out 3-1 winners and move into second in the Bundesliga.

"There are no inquiries or offers for any player who is on the pitch on or the bench for us today from any club", said Rangnick, who added that an increased offer would make no difference.

The box-to-box midfielder has already agreed a £48million move to Liverpool with a clause which states the player won't be registered until the end of the current season. "There isn't more to say".

RB Leipzig Manager Insists Naby Keita Will Finish the Season With the Bundesliga Side

"The situation is the same as it was all season - there's no reason for us to let Naby Keita go early", he told the BBC.

"I won't start doing that now".

But with Liverpool one of four teams separated by just three points between second and fifth place in the Premier League, it is by no means guaranteed a UEFA Champions League spot, even if it do occupies the final qualification spot ahead of Monday's (AEDT) clash with Manchester City. And in the summer he will be here, that's what I know.

Liverpool are hoping to bring forward the Guinea international's move to Anfield and have been encourages after RB Leipzig recently softened their stance, according to Bild.

The Reds have an agreement in place for the Guinea global to join them in July, having paid a premium to secure his services before a £48million buy-out became active in the summer.

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