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Naby Keita Joins Liverpool In Club Record Deal

Liverpool have agreed a club record transfer fee for Naby Keita, who will move to Anfield on 1 July 2018. The summer-long pursuit finally came to a conclusion earlier today when the RB Leipzig midfielder completed a medical. Keita, 22, has a £48 million release clause, which comes into effect next summer, and it is understood the Reds have agreed to pay the release clause plus an undisclosed premium. The deal is in excess of the £35 million that took Andy Carroll to Anfield in 2011. The Guinea international is a box to box midfielder who combines tough tackling with plenty of dribbling skills. He scored eight goals and had eight assists in 32 appearances for RB Leipzig last season.

Liverpool vs Arsenal

Simon Mignolet omitted as Loris Karius recalled Liverpool Team: Karius, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino. Subs: Ward, Klavan, Alexander-Arnold, Grujic, Milner, Solanke, Sturridge. Liverpool vs Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League kicks off at Anfield at 16:00 GMT on Sunday 27th of August.

Liverpool FC vs Hoffenheim

Five changes for tonight’s Champions League play-off second leg against Hoffenheim Liverpool Team: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino. Subs: Karius, Klavan, Gomez, Milner, Solanke, Robertson, Sturridge. Liverpool vs Hoffenheim in the Champions League play-off 2nd leg kicks off at Anfield at 19:45 on Wednesday, 23 August.

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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

Daniel Sturridge starts up front and Salah drops to the bench Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Klavan, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Sturridge. Subs: Karius, Lovren, Flanagan, Can, Salah, Solanke, Origi. Liverpool FC vs Crystal Palace in the Barclays Premier League kicks off at Anfield at 15:00 GMT on Saturday 19th of August.

Hoffenheim vs Liverpool FC

Reds unchanged for Champions League play-off LFC starting XI: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino. Substitutes: Karius, Klavan, Gomez, Milner, Grujic, Solanke, Origi. Hoffenheim vs Liverpool in the Champions League play-off 1st leg kicks off at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Germany at 19:45 on Tuesday, 15 August.