Keita only joined Leipzig in 2016, but was among those to shine for the Bundesliga newcomers as they secured a runner-up finish behind Bayern Munich in their debut campaign among Germany's elite.
Liverpool completed the signing of Roma winger Mohamed Salah for €39m (£33.8m) last week in a deal that fell just short of the club's current record purchase, the £35m paid for Andy Carroll in 2011.
Mintzlaff stated last month that it would be "irresponsible" to allow one of Leipzig's best players to leave and he admits that the rumours are becoming wearisome. We have amended Emil's contract twice and we can not do more than what we have done: "giving him a contract that runs until 2022".
The opening sentence of a Guardian article has got Liverpool fans talking today, after it claimed that we'd be meeting Red Bull Leipzig's officials to discuss terms on Naby Keita's mega-transfer this week...
This summer, Dortmund have sold squad player Matthias Ginter to Borussia Monchengladbach, while Ousmane Dembele and Marc Bartra have both been linked with - and are likely to complete - transfers to Champions League clubs. "You are buying a top player for years to come".
The Guinea global remains keen on a move to the Reds after impressing in his debut season for Leipzig which saw them challenge Bayern Munich for the German title.
It is also claimed that the Reds could end up having to pay as much as £70m for the Guinea worldwide as Klopp looks to bolster his squad ahead of next season. Didi Hamann has seen a lot of Keita and believes he's worth the price tag so that's enough for me! "It would be great if we started where we left off-if there is no upheaval".