The RB Leipzig midfielder has agreed a £48million move this summer but the Reds are trying to persuade RB Leipzig to let him go early. He will play with us until the end of the season.
A brand new company named "NK8 LIMITED" has been registered on the companies house website, with Keita listed as one of the directors on January 11.
"Nothing has changed and our position hasn't changed from before regarding this transfer".
And with his club's coffers boosted by Philippe Coutinho's £145m Barceloan switch, the German could land another key figure.
A few people even identified Keita's lack of celebration as a clear hint that the Guinean is leaving for Anfield early and that the goal could be his last in a Leipzig shirt, although the fact the goal took a massive deflection may have had something to do with the midfielder not celebrating as much as usual.
More than anything else, bringing the Keita deal forward would appease fans anxious allowing Coutinho to leave halfway through the season could disrupt the quest for a top-four spot and progression deep into the Champions League.
Speaking on the Transfer Talk podcast, Balague said: "I think Liverpool are going to try to offer more money if necessary, call it a loan deal, but they want to offer more money to Leipzig".
He might have got another for a foul on Max Meyer before Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl made a decision to take him off with just over 20 minutes remaining.