The ECHO understands the Reds will test RB Leipzig's resolve once again having had an initial bid of £57million for Keita rejected last week.

The Guinea midfielder is desperate to sign for Liverpool and has urged Leipzig to grant him his dream move to Anfield.

The hope is that a fee of around £65million (75million Euros) will convince the Bundesliga outfit to do business.

Liverpool are in advanced talks with Hull over the signing of Robertson.

The deal for Robertson won't go through in time for the Scotland international to fly off with the Reds squad to Hong Kong on Sunday, but the 23-year-old increasingly looks Anfield bound.

The ECHO revealed last month that Robertson was back on the Reds' radar having missed out on the signing of Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon. They had also inquired about Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, but were told he was joining Manchester City.

The Glasgow-born 23-year-old made 115 appearances for Hull following his £3million move from Dundee United in 2014.

Released by Celtic as a teenager, the attacking full-back launched his career at Queen's Park before being snapped up by Dundee United. Three years ago Robertson was crowned the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year.

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Milner has done well in the 2 friendlies so far but we desperately need a left back as cover who can eventually take his place. Robertson is a decent player who needs to improve particularly in his defending/positioning but as he’s only 23 time is on his side. Ok Moreno is also still young but I get the impression he will never learn.

Keita has a great reputation but I’d be happier if we were chasing a central defender as we have many options in midfield and we have young Woodburn who looks like he could excel in that position in years to come given he’s still only 17.


I’ve got a funny feeling we haven’t seen the end of the van Dijk story yet, I wouldn’t be surprised if he still ended up a Liverpool. From what I’ve seen of Keita I can see why Klopp would throw everything at trying to bring him to LFC – a player genuinely worth the price tag and a perfect fit for our style of play. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Robertson, he’s comfortable going forward for example, and I’m sure Klopp wouldn’t even consider him if he didn’t have better defending instincts than Moreno.