Firmino to gain as Liverpool aim to avoid Coutinho repeat

Firmino to gain as Liverpool aim to avoid Coutinho repeat

Liverpool agreed a fee worth €75m with the Bundesliga club last summer for Keita to join the Merseyside giants at the end of the current campaign.

In Germany it's reported Keita is moving to Liverpool in the summer for €75m, higher than some English figures, and Bild state for €20m more he can go in January.

It means a variety of positions could be strengthened during 2018, so I have been examining which of the Reds' transfer targets are most realistic.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another, albeit very different, option in midfield and is getting to grips with Liverpool's style of play following his summer move from Arsenal. Now that the Brazilian is gone, the former Southampton captain should be a regular starter in the center of the park because he is the most creative midfielder in the squad.

Liverpool agreed a deal with Leipzig in August of past year worth £66.4m (€75m) for Keita to come to Anfield on July 1, 2018.

"We don't have to replace him as such, we will still have 11 players".

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Liverpool meanwhile need to start planning a role for Keita, who is commanding as a deep midfielder, with the ability on the ball to threaten the opposition goal and a powerful shot. He no longer has to figure out how to get Lallana into his team without being forced to sacrifice one of the now defunct "Fab Four". The other time, the Reds' purchase of Virgil van Dijk.

Suarez was signed from Ajax for less than half the £50m Liverpool earned from the sale of Fernando Torres the same month to Chelsea.

The attacking talent and force Liverpool have under their wing has never been questioned, with Mohamed Salah adding to that significantly this season.

Barcelona are willing to allow Aleix Vidal to leave the Camp Nou, with the Spaniard now surplus to requirements following the signing of Philippe Coutinho, according to Sport.

To be the first team to beat them in the league, that's a big incentive.

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