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Sunday January 14

Keita makes Liverpool promise

06:00: Naby Keita has promised to be the best player on the pitch for Liverpool once his transfer from RB Leipzig is complete. 

There have been suggestions this past week that Liverpool could look to fast-track the transfer following Philippe Coutinho’s departure to Barcelona.

There have been accusations in Germany his performances have dipped because he is only focussed on his move to Anfield.

But Keita has promised Liverpool fans to be the best player on the park when he pulls on the famous red kit for the first time. 

“When I am on the field, I want to think that I am the best,” Keita told the Sunday Mirror.

Ian Rush makes sensational Messi claim about Salah

05:30: Liverpool legend Ian Rush believes Mohamed Salah is currently playing above the levels of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rush hopes the 25-year-old will be on Merseyside for years to come and has sensationally claimed he is currently better than Real Madrid’s Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Messi.

“On current form I would place Mo Salah ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s better than them at the moment,” Rush told the Sunday Mirror.

“Mo is also the African Player of the Year, which – considering the standard of their players throughout Europe – is a great honour.”

Liverpool prepare £26.5m Gelson Martins move

05:00: Liverpool are prepared to offer Gelson Martins a huge bumper pay rise in order to push through a deal this month.

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The Reds are currently weighing up their options with £102million immediately available from Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona.

One player loosely linked with a move to Merseyside in recent months has been Sporting Lisbon star Martins.

And Portuguese publication Correio da Manha claim Liverpool are extremely interested in making a deal happen this month.

The 22-year-old currently has a £53m release clause in his contract and Liverpool are only prepared to pay roughly £26.5m.

But it is said the Reds are prepared to pay more than five times what he currently earns in the Primeira Liga.

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