After reluctantly agreeing to cash in on Philippe Coutinho over the weekend, Liverpool must now ensure that they’re in a position to cope without the Brazilian maestro for the remainder of the season before the January transfer window closes.
The Reds have banked themselves a cool £142 million from the sale of Coutinho and are now expected to part with some of that cash this month.
According to the Mirror, Liverpool intend to spend some of the money on Naby Keita - despite the fact they’ve already agreed a £55 million fee with Red Bull Leipzig for the 22-year-old midfielder.
That fee was agreed between the two clubs last summer but, instead of waiting until the summer for the Guinea international’s arrival, Liverpool hope that an additional payment will secure the player’s services this month.
The prospect of Keita arriving now rather than in the summer has, needless to say, excited Liverpool’s supporters, who are desperate for some positive news following Coutinho’s sudden departure.
Liverpool fans go crazy over Keita's Instagram post
The same Liverpool fans lost their minds on social media in the early hours of this morning after Keita posted this photo on Instagram…
Some of them instantly jumped to the conclusion that the ticket positioned next to Keita was, in fact, a plane ticket.
They took this as a hint that the Bundesliga star was on his way to Merseyside.
But there was a big problem with that theory
However, it soon transpired that the ticket wasn’t a plane ticket to Liverpool.
In fact, it wasn’t a plane ticket at all.
Instead, it was a ticket to a basketball game between MBC and FC Bayern Munich, which took place on Sunday evening.
You’ve got to love the transfer window.
Reaction after everyone realised the truth
Let’s check out some of the best tweets after everyone realised the truth…
Close down those flight tracker apps
Of course, this doesn’t mean that Keita won’t be joining Liverpool this month. It just means that, at this moment in time, he’s still in Germany and not on his way to Melwood for a medical.
Best close down those flight tracker apps, Liverpool fans.
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