That will come as disappointing news to the Liverpool supporters who have done some serious digging to find out when Keita will arrive.
The Reds agreed terms with RB Leipzig over the midfielder in the summer, but the sale of Philippe Coutinho has left the club short of cover in the middle.More news: Supreme Court to Hear Plea for Probe Into Judge Loya's Death Tomorrow
"We want to qualify for Europe again and we need Naby for that", Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick told Leipziger Volkszeitung in October.
Reports emerged from Germany late on Friday that claimed Keita will play his last game for Leipzig against Schalke today and will move to Liverpool in the coming days.
Jurgen Klopp would not be drawn into commenting on suggestions that the Guinea global was set to join up this month, which would go some way to filling the void left by Coutinho.More news: Fusion GPS Testimony: Michael Cohen Is A 'Very Intimidating Person'
"My understanding is there's nothing to say about it", the German said, per the Independent. I will not start doing that now.
Liverpool are willing to pay an additional premium to sign the player early but Leipzig are trying to convince him to stay until the end of the season to help them secure Champions League football and possibly a decent placing in the Europa League. "The rest, I have nothing to say".
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