Liverpool told top 22-year-old would be worth club-record fee

Former Arsenal striker Stewart Robson believes Naby Keita would be a good signing for Liverpool

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Liverpool would making a good investment even if the Reds spent a club-record fee on signing Naby Keita this summer, according to Stewart Robson.

The Reds have been linked with a £57m move to sign the Guinea international from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in the summer transfer window.

The German side are rumoured to have rejected Liverpool’s offer as RB Leipzig hold out for a fee in the region of £70m for the 22-year-old.

However, the box-to-box midfielder will be available to sign in a £48m deal next summer due to a clause in the African star’s current contract.

Keita scored eight goals and made seven assists in his first season in the Bundesliga after RB Leipzig signed the versatile midfielder in a £12.75m deal from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg last summer.

Liverpool signed Mohamed Salah in a club-record £36.7m deal earlier this month, while Dominic Solanke swapped Chelsea for the Merseyside outfit in a free transfer.

Speaking to ESPN FC about Liverpool’s pursuit of Keita and Virgil van Dijk, former Arsenal striker Robson explained why Jurgen Klopp should prioritise signing the RB Leipzig star.

“Keita is worth it [a record fee]. We saw what he did for Leipzig last year,” Robson said.

“His dynamism would suit Liverpool and the way Klopp wants to play.

“If they could only get one, Keita is the player I’d go for.”

Liverpool signed seven players in the summer transfer window last year.

Klopp led the Reds to a fourth-place finish in his first full season in charge at Anfield.

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