Liverpool have agreed a club-record fee to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig next summer. The surprise move comes as Liverpool are also looking to shatter their transfer record over Thomas Lemar. The Keita move has grabbed the attention of fans, with Jürgen Klopp clearly being a massive fan of the player.

What does this Keita news say about the club right now? It shows what a transfer can do for excitement but it also suggests Liverpool are planning long term with Keita the likely replacement for Philippe Coutinho next summer. It also shows the club’s flexibility. The move had been blocked at every turn and so Liverpool have been creative in getting the deal done. They have got their man, albeit belatedly.

Neil Atkinson and Craig Hannan go through all the permutations of this deal, laying the groundwork for The Anfield Wrap to investigate further through the week. It could well be a hell of a week in Liverpool’s recent history if this Monday is anything to go by.