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Liverpool January transfer news LIVE: Reds want Keita in January

18:45 GMT 07/01/2018
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Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Reds as the January transfer window heats up

Liverpool looking to speed up Keita arrival

Liverpool are hoping to accelerate Naby Keita's arrival from RB Leipzig after the departure of Philippe Coutinho, according to The Telegraph.

The Reds have already secured Keita in a £57 million deal that would see the 22-year-old midfielder arrive over the summer, but the club are now willing to pay more to add him this month.

Although Keita would prefer to join Liverpool this winter following RB Leipzig's Champions League elimination, the Bundesliga side want to keep the Guinea international as they look to qualify for next season's competition.

Liverpool won't make Lemar move in January

Despite losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, Liverpool not be making a move for Monaco star Thomas Lemar this January, Sky Sports reports.

The big-money departure of Coutinho has left a gaping hole in the Reds' attack, but the report suggests that Lemar will not be filling it, this winter at least.

Indeed, Monaco have already insisted that the France international, who is also thought to be a target for Arsenal, would not be leaving the club in January.

Liverpool not interested in Mahrez

Despite rumours that Riyad Mahrez would be having a medical with Liverpool on Sunday, Sky Sports have claimed that the Reds have no interest in signing the Leicester City star.

While Jurgen Klopp is in the market for a new attacking option to replace Philippe Coutinho, it is thought that Mahrez would cost well more than the £49 million being reported, and Liverpool are not interested in the Algerian in any case. 

Reds delay Woodburn loan

Liverpool will delay Ben Woodburn's loan to Sunderland after the club sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, The Daily Mail   reports. 

The youngster was set to go on loan to Wearside, but Coutinho being sold and Mohamed Salah's recent injury mean he may be needed at Liverpool. 

Klopp: Coutinho was insistent on exit

Jurgen Klopp conceded Philippe Coutinho made it known to everyone, including his team-mates, that he wished to leave Liverpool to join Barcelona, making it impossible to keep him at Anfield any longer.

"It is with great reluctance that we – as a team and club – prepare to say farewell to a good friend, a wonderful person and a fantastic player in Philippe Coutinho," he told the Liverpool's official website.

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Liverpool fans to receive Coutinho shirt vouchers

Liverpool have announced they will compensate supporters who bought a 2017-18 replica shirt with Philippe Coutinho's name and number printed on the back after a deal was agreed for the Brazilian to join Barcelona.

Following confirmation on Saturday that a transfer agreement had been reached, Liverpool issued a statement confirming fans with 'Coutinho 10' shirts purchased from the club will be entitled to £50 vouchers.

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Coutinho makes €160m Barcelona move

Barcelona have completed the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for a total of €160 million.

The Brazilian signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with the Catalan side with a release clause of €400m, bringing an end to a lengthy transfer saga.

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Mahrez set for Liverpool medical

Riyad Mahrez is set to undergo a medical with Liverpool on Sunday ahead of a £49million move, according to beIN Sports .

Liverpool have a massive amount of money to play with after agreeing a €160m deal with Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho. 

It now seems the Reds have wasted little time in bringing in a replacement, with Mahrez reportedly set to sign on until 2022. 

Suarez in shock Liverpool return?

Barcelona may be nearing a move for Philippe Coutinho, but Liverpool could use some of the funds from the Brazilian's sale to make a move for Luis Suarez, according to Don Balon.  

The Reds are set to net around €160 million from Coutinho's move to Barcelona, and could be tempted to turn around and spend some of those funds on their former striker. 

Though Suarez is happy at Barca, Coutinho's arrival along with Ousmane Dembele's return from injury and a potential summer move for Antoine Griezmann could push the Uruguayan out of the line-up. 

Coutinho deal will be €120m fee + €40m

Barcelona will sign Philippe Coutinho for a €120 million up-front fee in January with €40m of potential bonuses included in the deal with Liverpool, according to Sport .

At least €10m will be easy clauses for Coutinho to meet at Camp Nou, while the other €30m depends on the Brazilian's performances and Barcelona's achievements.

The €160m deal would make Coutinho the third-most expensive player of all-time behind Paris Saint-Germain pair Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Real Madrid set to bid for Salah

Mohamed Salah's early-season success with Liverpool has led to interest from Real Madrid, OK Diario reports. 

Zinedine Zidane's men have misfired offensively this season and are looking for solutions in front of goal, with the Egypt star touted as a possibility after an explosive beginning to life at Anfield.

Madrid are aware that a deal during January will be complicated but are set to return in the summer.