RB Leipzig are adamant that Naby Keita will not be moving to Liverpool this month and intend to keep the Guinea international until the summer.
Jurgen Klopp's side have paid a premium to secure the midfielder's services in July when a £48million buy-out becomes active.
However, it had been reported that, following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142million earlier this month, the Reds would attempt to bring the signing forward by six months.
However, RB Leipzig head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl insists Keita will not be heading to Anfield in January, saying: "The situation hasn't changed.
"We have always said that there's no reason to let Keita leave early and that's the way it will be. Keita will play against Schalke this weekend and hopefully he'll play well. That's the only thing I'm interested in." Leipzig are 13/10 to beat Schalke.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are 1/100 to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season and 21/10 to come out on top against Manchester City on Sunday.
Leipzig are currently fifth in the Bundesliga and will be involved in the Europa League in the second half of the campaign after finishing third behind Besiktas and Porto in Champions League Group G. They are 1212/1 to win the Europa League this season.
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