Last summer, Jurgen Klopp desperately wanted to sign three players – Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita.
He succeeded in snapping up Salah in what looks to be an absolute bargain at £37 million, he had to wait until January to seal a £75 million move for Van Dijk, while he agreed a transfer for Keita for the following summer.
Klopp attempted to speed up Keita’s arrival in January after they lost Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona but RB Leipzig weren’t having any of it.
Instead, the 23-year-old will arrive at Anfield in a deal in excess of £50 million.
But reports coming out of Germany this season might not please Klopp and co.
It’s suggested that Keita has been inconsistent this campaign – although that might have something to do with the fact he knows he’s leaving at the end of the season.
And on Monday night, everyone was talking about the Guinean star once again.
Keita’s side lost 2-1 to Frankfurt with Keita causing a massive brawl just before half-time.
As the referee blew for the end of the first 45 minutes with Leipzig 2-1 down, Keita kicked out at an opponent to show his frustration. It caused a almighty shoving match between both sets of players with even substitutes and coaching staff getting involved.
WATCH: KEITA CAUSES MASS BRAWL
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It's kicking off at the Waldstadion 😡
An end-to-end first 45 minutes finishes with a scuffle in the middle of the pitch…
Quickly becoming a must-watch second half on BT Sport 3 HD 📺 pic.twitter.com/5zx1nBmXYK
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 19, 2018
That’s the sort of player Liverpool need. A midfielder that shows a bit of aggression and isn’t scared to upset a few people.
But things got even worse for Keita.
He was then substituted due to an injury in the 60th-minute.
Not what we wanted to see 😟
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) February 19, 2018
And, whilst he was on the pitch, he made no dribbles, played just one key pass, with a success rate overall of 78%. He didn’t register a shot and was dispossessed once in possession.
Not the greatest evening for the Liverpool-bound player but at least he appears to have some fire in his belly.