Liverpool's chances of moving their capture of Red Bull Leipzig star Naby Keita to January are extremely slim, which contradicts recent reports that the midfielder could be an Anfield player this winter, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The Reds continuously tried to coax the 22-year-old to the north west throughout the summer, however the Bundesliga outfit were not keen on losing their man during the recent transfer window.
Instead a compromise between the two parties was reached, stating that the Guinea international would join the Merseysiders following the completion of this campaign.
But there had been speculation surrounding whether Jurgen Klopp's side could shrink that timeframe, considering Die Roten Bullen's recent form.
Leipzig currently find themselves six points behind league leaders
But there is nothing stopping Liverpool re-entering negations with Leipzig in January to see if they can speed up the process, something they may find promising considering RB boss
“Naby was not good today, maybe it would have been better not to have taken him", the 50-year-old stated following the midweek defeat to Besiktas.
"For me, as a coach, it is important to see who I can rely on at such moments, which players stand up and who is ready to fight against what is going on on the field."
Keita's next outing should come when his side travel to FC Koln on Sunday, whilst Liverpool return to Premier League action following their 1-1 draw in Moscow to face Newcastle United.