RB Leipzig intend to resist Liverpool's attempts to bring Naby Keita to the club in January, according to reports.
Keita had a release clause in his contract which would have seen him become available for £48m this summer, but Liverpool opted to pay over the amount to secure his signature in advance amid interest from Barcelona.
Jurgen Klopp is keen to fill the void in his midfield following the Brazil international's departure and is said to believe Keita can provide the necessary cover.
As details emerge of the measures Coutinho took to push through his Nou Camp transfer - committing £11.5 million of his own cash to meet Liverpool's valuation - his former club are considering how best to move on from his loss.
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It is suggested that Leipzig have softened their stance as they want to generate more money so as not to fall foul of UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.
Last week, Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff cooled speculation that Keita could be on the move in January.
"Neither Naby nor his agent have made the request to leave the club in the winter", he said.