RB Leipzig manager responds directly to reports Liverpool want Naby Keita

Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho reacts during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Hong Kong Stadium on July 22 2017 in Hong Kong

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho

'The chance [of Keïta leaving] is null, ' said Hasenhüttl.

But when asked by Sky Deutschland bout another possible Liverpool bid for Naby Keita, Klopp was in a jokey mood.

The Reds have been linked with a move for RB Leipzig midfielder Keita throughout the summer, and are thought to have already lodged two bids.

"We stated at the start of the transfer window that we would begin next season with the players who finished the last and nothing has changed".

RB Leipzig head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl has insisted that Naby Keita will "100%" be at the club next season following numerous attempts from Liverpool to sign him.

"Liverpool will finish their transfer activities and that's ok with me".

The Guinea global only moved to the Red Bull Arena from sister club Salzburg last summer, but he was one of the Bulls standout performers throughout the campaign, scoring eight goals and providing seven assists as the club finished second in the Bundelsiga.

Hassenhuttl's young, exciting team has attracted many admirers and clubs wanting to poach their talent.

"We give them the chance to play at the highest level".

Naby Keita made 123 defensive actions in the Bundesliga last season.

And Keita's emergence of one of the most sought after players in European football comes as no surprise to his manager, who is looking forward to another "fantastic" season with the midfielder in his ranks.

Asked whether Keita has been affected by the speculation linking him with a summer move to Liverpool, he added: "He is even more focused on us and has more fun now than previous year".

But the Guinea star was later pictured making amends with Demme and Hasenhuttl is confident he remains fully committed to the club. We will learn this very much again this year.

"It is the first time in the Champions League and also for Naby Keita it is a great thing".

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