Liverpool end interest in Leipzig star Naby Keita
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Jul 31, 2017,
Jul 31, 2017, 0:28
Hasenhutti has however confirmed that for next season at least, Keita will remain a part of his team, saying, "It's 100% clear that Naby will be staying with us and will be playing the season with Leipzig".
He said: "That chance [of his leaving] is "null".
"At the beginning of the transfer window we said we'll start with the same team, and with all the main players we had previous year and that no one will go".
However, speaking after RB Leipzig's 1-0 loss to La Liga side Sevilla in the Emirates Cup clash in London, manager Hasenhuttl was asked about Liverpool's interest in Keita.
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'Everyone can see how important Naby Keita is with our game.
"When you play such a famous season as past year it is normal players get interest, that other clubs are watching us is normal", he said.
"Until next summer, we'll keep [the door] closed and then we'll have a look".
Keita was involved in an ugly training ground incident this week when his foul on team-mate Diego Demme caused a practice session to be abandoned while his team-mate was taken to hospital for treatment.
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"It is the first time in the Champions League and also for Naby Keita it is a great thing".