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Liverpool round-up: Bundesliga target not for sale; Lovren injury update; midfielder targeted for loan

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It seems that the Reds could be set for disappointment in their pursuit of midfielder Naby Keita as RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick told Sport1 Doppelpass, as translated by the Liverpool Echo and Goal:

“I don’t know anything about Bayern interest. Naby’s an extraordinary player who could play in any European top team. He’s still under contract for a long time yet. If we qualify for Europe there’s also no reason why Nabi shouldn’t play for us next season. I don’t know if he’ll play for us for three or four more years. No-one knows, we can’t all look into a crystal ball. But I think it’s very likely he’ll play for us next season.”

The dynamic midfielder has huge potential and would undoubtedly be an asset who is likely only to improve in the near future in a holding role if he were to move to Anfield.

He would be playing just in front of defence should he move to Merseyside, likely in front of Dejan Lovren, who the Independent say is now fully fit and is under consideration for the clash with Manchester City this weekend after overcoming a knee injury.

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Lovren has been out for several weeks but played 75 minutes against Chelsea with the under 23s side on Tuesday night after being named on the bench against Burnley at the weekend.

Another player who has recently returned from injury is young midfielder Marko Grujic, who has been linked with a loan move to Dinamo Zagreb as club adviser Zdravko Mamic told Serbian outlet Blic:

“I wanted to bring Andrija Zivkovic in from Benfica for €5million, but I failed. Now I want to get Marko Grujic from Liverpool on loan.”

It seems unlikely that Jurgen Klopp would allow the youngster to leave the club on loan given that the Serbian is expected to play a more important role next season after suffering from a number of injuries preventing his progress this campaign.

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Sam is a Southend United fan and student based in the South-West. He has previously worked for various publications, including FourFourTwo magazine and ITV. Sam also has an extensive knowledge of Spanish football and has previously lived and worked in Spain. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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