There have been conflicting reports about Naby Keita's Liverpool move

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Liverpool fans are desperately hoping that an agreement with RB Leipzig can be reached that would see Naby Keita arrive at Anfield this month.

The Reds had previously agreed a deal with RB Leipzig to sign Keita in the summer of 2018.

So if Keita were to join Liverpool early, which shirt number could he take?

Liverpool paid £51 million to sign the 22-year-old and an extra £13m could convince Leipzig to release Keita in January.

However, in the light of Philippe Coutinho's £142million move to Barcelona, Jurgen Klopp is keen to expedite Keita's arrival.

But it appeared that headway had been made this weekend, with suggestions that Keita would line out for Leipzig for the final time against Schalke on Saturday evening before heading to Liverpool to finalise his deal.

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That will come as disappointing news to the Liverpool supporters who have done some serious digging to find out when Keita will arrive.

Williams' information has however tied in with news that Keita registered a company named "NK8 Limited" - with him as the director and the location in the United Kingdom - earlier this week.

The two clubs are in talks to bring the deal forward, The Telegraph claims, suggesting Keita is ready for an immediate move to the Premier League.

It was confirmed as being a legitimate company on Twitter by reputable German football expert Raphael Honigstein.

"My understanding is there is nothing to say about it", Klopp said at his press conference.

"He's a player of Leipzig, that's what I know".