​Liverpool hit hurdle in contract talks with Naby Keita

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Liverpool are expecting speed bumps in their desire to renew the contract of midfielder Naby Keita.

The Guinean has two years remaining on his contract, which he signed in 2018.

According to SportBILD, Liverpool do want to extend Keita's deal, even though he has been on the periphery of the first team for much of his time at the club.

The issue is that if Keita is not in the team regularly this season, he may not want to renew with Liverpool.

"It is true that there was an initial discussion with his management," journalist Christian Falk said, as reported by Sport Witness.

"Of course, they would like to extend the contract with Keita, but he wants to play for them.

"If he doesn't join the team soon, there won't be any further progress in extending his contract.

"He can look at his contract, which runs until 2023 and is in no hurry to extend it, so there has to be some sporting arguments to get him to sign."

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