Liverpool to look at 'alternative options' to Keita?

Yolanda Curtis
July 21, 2017

However, should the Liverpool fail to get either deal across the line who could they turn their attention to?

Liverpool have seen £60m and £66m offers rejected out of hand by Leipzig, with the club's billionaire owner Dietrich Mateschitz going public with the latter of those bids after rebuffing it.

'They are on the cusp of signing Keita, and that could be an incredible signing if that came off, ' Owen told the Daily Mirror.

"What do you know?", the charismatic German was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Liverpool have seen a new improved offer of £66m turned down by the Bundesliga runners-up despite Keita's rumoured price tag of £70m.

According to Sky Sports, when asked about Liverpool's rumoured £66M move for the Guinea worldwide, the former Borussia Dortmund boss replied "Are we in Vegas?". "If I was manager of Liverpool at this time I would have pushed the boat out and done whatever you had to do to get the boy Van Dijk", he told talkSPORT.

Klopp also refused to comment about Liverpool's pursuit of Hull's Andrew Robertson.

"Not Vegas, what is it on the other side of the island in Asia? Macau. Are we in Macau?!" he said when pressed about the bid.

"I never say anything about anybody until they have actually signed or left".

"As soon as somebody tells me I can talk to you about transfers I will do it, but nobody has said anything, so we have to wait", he added, per Sky Sports.

Divock Origi scored Liverpool's second as Klopp's team set up a meeting with Leicester City in the final of the pre-season tournament on Saturday while another new signing, Mohamed Salah, impressed with his pace and direct running.

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