Coutinho was on the verge of moving in the summer, with Barcelona making several offers but Liverpool held firm on their no-sale policy. "Nothing has changed and our position hasn't changed from before regarding this transfer".
The Premier League returns this weekend after an FA Cup hiatus with a heavyweight clash between Liverpool and Manchester City while Arsenal can not afford to be cut adrift in the race for Champions League places.
Keita has scored five goals for Leipzig, and assisted another, in all competitions so far this season, but it is his disciplinary record side has Rolfes anxious.
Keita, the Guinea global, became Liverpool's record transfer last August when they secured a £55milion deal for him to move to Anfield at the start of the 2018-19 campaign. The club's "Fab Four" of the Brazilian, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have terrorised opposition defences this season.
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"We don't have to replace him as such, we will still have 11 players".
Keita coupled with the addition of Van Dijk is a far stronger Liverpool side than the one that Coutinho is leaving. This is an unbelievable team and they are getting better and better all the time. Only Adam Lallana (£28 million) has proven to be a success at Anfield since being signed with the proceeds of the Suarez money.
Liverpool have lost a superstar this month as Coutinho completed his move to Barcelona. I have always said that it is a dream that I am living and I am very happy to be here.
They occupy the fourth and final spot with 16 matches remaining and are on a 13-match unbeaten run in the league, but there is a danger the loss of Coutinho could derail them.