Bundesliga expert Chris Williams broke the news that Keita would join on Sunday via Twitter on Friday night, citing information from Leipzig.
But the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona has left a gaping hole in their midfield and they've reportedly been investigating ways to bring Keita over six months early.
"We want to qualify for Europe again and we need Naby for that", Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick told Leipziger Volkszeitung in October.
Excitement quickly grew among Reds fans when they discovered that Keita had registered his business in the United Kingdom earlier that day.
Passports no longer your address proof!
The Indian passport is set to go through a lot of changes, if the proposal of the ministry of external affairs is implemented. The committee also looked upon the passport issues relating to the children with single parent and that of adopted children.
"My understanding is there is nothing to say about it", Klopp said at his press conference.
"I won't start doing that now".
Rumours in Germany have insinuated that Keita's last game for Leipzig will be played this weekend against Schalke before he finally moves to Merseyside to join the Reds. "The rest, I have nothing to say". However, reliable Liverpool journalist James Pearce soon followed the news up by confirming that nothing had yet been agreed - even saying that there's been "no progression at all" with talks to advance the transfer.
The January transfer window is a wonderful thing, ain't it?