Liverpool record signing could arrive at Anfield in January

Liverpool could end up signing Naby Keita from RB Leipzig in January, according to Bundesliga expert Lee Price.

He told The Sun: “As I revealed back in June, Keita had agreed terms with Liverpool long ago, and it was just Leipzig playing hard ball.

“Cornered by his release clause of £48m kicking in next summer, the German club always knew that they’d have to come to an agreement this summer to maximise their income, hence charging Liverpool a premium to do the deal now.

“This makes sense for all parties – unless Keita picks up an injury.

“There is a chance, depending on Leipzig’s domestic and Champions League progress, that Liverpool could pay a further premium to capture the midfielder in January.

“The deal also suits the Reds, as it safeguards them against Emre Can’s expiring contract – with the German expected to complete a move to Juventus at the end of the season.”