How Liverpool could end up paying an extra £11m for Naby Keita on final day of Bundesliga season


Liverpool supporters will be keeping a close eye on the final game of the Bundesliga season on Saturday.

While Bayern have ran away with the title, there is plenty to play for in the race for the Champions League.

RP Leipzig end their season at Hertha Berlin as they look to finish in the top four for a second successive season.

And if they do so, Liverpool will end up paying an extra £11million for midfielder Naby Keita.

The Reds agreed to pay £48m for the midfielder last summer but that fee will increase dependent on Leipzig’s final league position.

Naby Keita of RB Leipzig is on his way to Liverpool

Keita in action for Leipzig

If they finish in their current position in 6th, and qualify for the Europa League, Liverpool will have to pay out £52.75m.

That fee will rise to £59m if they manage to overhaul Leverkusen and Hoffenheim to finish fourth.

They must win in Berlin and hope the two sides above them are beaten.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp

Remarkably, Leipzig could still finish as low as ninth but anywhere outside the European places wouldn’t affect the agreed fee.

Keita will be available for the final day encounter after returning from suspension following his recent dismissal against Mainz – his FOURTH of the campaign.



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