After agreeing a £48 million deal to bring Naby Keita to Anfield next summer, Liverpool are hoping to expedite the midfielder’s transfer in January, reports The Sun.

It’s thought that RB Leipzig would be reluctant to lose Keita midway through the season, but Liverpool could try to tempt them by increasing the pre-agreed fee.

There are rumours that Keita has lost focus since agreeing to join Liverpool, with Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl criticising his performance in the Champions League defeat to Besiktas on Tuesday.

That may offer some encouragement to Jurgen Klopp, who is keen to bring forward the 22-year-old’s arrival after watching his side win only one of their last six matches in all competitions.

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