RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita will officially become a Liverpool player on July 1, that much was known for a while.
Liverpool will pay £52.75m for Naby Keita after they finished 6th.— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) May 12, 2018
Leipzig's 6-2 rout of Hertha Berlin on Saturday was not enough to get them into next season's Champions League. And they will have to settle for the Europa League, a competition they will head into without one of their best players.
Naby Keïta for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 12, 2018
146 tackles won
112 fouls won
79 chances created
Next stop: Anfield pic.twitter.com/PxbtbiJLVP
They kicked things off rather early on Saturday, going ahead in the second minute of the match through Dayot Upamecano's goal. Hertha equalised two minutes later, but Everton loanee Ademola Lookman put them ahead again in the eight.
Former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou got on the scoresheet for the Berlin side, but a brace from Jean-Kevin Augustin along with goals from Timo Werner and Bruma put Leipzig out of sight.
Werner is also thought to be a target for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, but the German side are unlikely to sell two of their best players in the same summer, although their failure to qualify for Europe's premier competition could see them left without much of a choice.