Naby Keita finally discusses Liverpool transfer speculation

The RB Leipzig man pours cold water on a talk of a move to Liverpool in the summer

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Naby Keita insists he is ignoring speculation linking the RB Leipzig star with a move to Liverpool this summer.

The Guiena midfielder was a key member of the Leipzig side in the 2016-17 season as the Bundesliga outfit finished behind Bayern Munich in the title race.

RB Leipzig have booked their place in the Champions League group-stage draw, while Jurgen Klopp’s side must still get through a qualifying round at the start og the season.

Keita scored eight times and made seven assists in 31 appearances for the Bundesliga club in the 2016-17 campaign to prompt talk of a club-record £50m move to Anfield this summer.

However, the 22-year-old has played down the transfer speculation and committed his future to Leipzig despite the rumours.

“I really don’t worry about such things,” Keita told Bundesiga.com – as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“My only focus is on our games and my performances; they are the most important things.

“I am a young player who never cares about rumours or what appears in the newspapers. I am now looking forward to a well-earned holiday and then to next season.”

Liverpool signed seven players in the 2016 summer transfer window as Jurgen Klopp looked to overhaul his squad after an eighth-place finish.

The Reds broke their transfer record when Kenny Dalglish signed Andy Carroll in a £35m deal in 2011.

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