Liverpool are in talks with RB Leipzig to bring Naby Keita to Anfield earlier than expected, according to Chris Bascombe.
Coutinho is in the last phases of securing his hotly anticipated change to the Nou Camp, having paid £11.5 million of his own cash towards the British record charge.
Losing a player of the Brazilian's quality, who scored 12 objectives and helped nine out of 20 games in the principal half of the season, is a noteworthy blow for Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds are currently considering moves for a potential swap for Coutinho, with AS Monaco's Thomas Lemar the in all probability competitor.
As indicated by the Telegraph, be that as it may, they are additionally inspired by conveying Keita to Anfield a half year sooner than beforehand concurred.
Liverpool struck a £55 million manage Leipzig towards the finish of the late spring exchange window that would see the 22-year-old move to Merseyside on July 1.
In any case, it is guaranteed that Coutinho's takeoff has hurried their requirement for the crate to-box midfielder, and "they are in a solid budgetary position to make another enticing offer."
RB Leipzig are "resolved to hold him as they look to fit the bill for one year from now's Champions League, however Liverpool would pay all the more again to get him this month."
Shockingly "at this phase still looks improbable," yet "Keita would rather join Liverpool this month."