RB Leipzig will resist Liverpool's attempts to get Naby Keita in January

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Well it's over, and we can all move on now.

Since McManaman quit Anfield for the Bernabeu, where he won two Champions League titles, Liverpool have also lost Owen, Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres, Suarez and Raheem Sterling.

I think we all smelt the rat with Philippe Coutinho and Barcelona's interest.

El Periódico de Catalunya has broken down how the €40m can be realised.

So yeah, show that man his money. Keita and Van Dijk will hope - and be expected - to leave a more lasting mark than any of those.

Keita will remain in Leipzig colours this season, the German side insist. In our opinion, here is Liverpool's strongest XI after Coutinho's exit.

Liverpool's fans have already expressed their excitement regarding the prospect of Keita arriving at the club, with the energy and dynamism offered by the African set to bring another dimension to Jurgen Klopp's midfield.

Not only has Murphy quite obviously never seen Keita play, it sounds like he's never seen Graeme Souness or Javier Mascherano play either.

Liverpool are searching for a replacement for Philippe Coutinho. The strikers were brought to Anfield using money from the £50 million sale of Fernando Torres to Chelsea. This has been important in recent months for Klopp, who has made the team harder to beat since its collapse at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 22 in a 4-1 loss against Tottenham.

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Sources have told Sky Germany that Leipzig are reluctant to let Keita go in January, even for an improved fee.

"The current situation is that nothing has changed", Hasenhuttl said ahead of Leipzig's clash with Schalke.

Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, centre, is flanked by Luis Suarez, left, and Andy Carroll.

It is reported negotiations have not yet formally started but soon will.

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"I have always preferred to work with smaller squads", he said, as quoted by Sport.

"Hey, Liverpool is no longer the same without the magical wizard". That is why they got him. But Juergen Klopp and Liverpool did not budge. As a centre back, you see every single thing and sometimes talking and communicating can stop a counter.

The 25-year-old Coutinho missed both of Liverpool's games last week because of the injury which coincided with the transfer being finalized quickly at the start of the January transfer window.

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