Liverpool are set to further test Leipzig's resolve to keep Naby Keita
The Guinean is the Reds' top target this summer and wants to move
Liverpool had a second huge bid of around £66m rejected on Wednesday
Published: 17:51 EDT, 19 July 2017 | Updated: 05:03 EDT, 20 July 2017
Jurgen Klopp is ready to roll the dice again on Naby Keita.
The Liverpool manager has had a second huge bid for the RB Leipzig midfielder, reported to be around £66m, rejected.
And when asked if he would go back with a third the German, speaking following his side's 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in Hong Kong, joked: 'Are we in Vegas?
Liverpool are ready to make a third bid for Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita
'Not Vegas, what is it on the other side of the island in Asia? Are we in Macau? No.'
Sportsmail understands that the Merseysiders are set to further test the Bundesliga club's resolve with a third offer for the 22-year-old Guinea international - who is their top target this summer and who wants to move to the club.
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Klopp was a happy man after second-half goals from Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi put his men into the Premier League Asia Trophy final.
A fee has not yet been set but Solanke, who arrived from Chelsea, is expected to cost Liverpool around £3m and Klopp hailed a piece of shrewd business in bringing the four-goal England Under 20 World Cup winner to the club.
Jurgen Klopp saw a £66million bid for the Guinean rejected on Wednesday
'It's a smart move for him and for us,' he said. 'He saw an opportunity at Liverpool and we see it also. He's a skilled boy and I am really happy to have him here.
'We will help him all he can and hopefully in the end everything will be good.'
The match went ahead following a break in the monsoon-like weather that has drenched Hong Kong and seen Liverpool search the area for suitable training grounds.
'We trained in the most difficult circumstances I've ever trained in,' Klopp said.
'We were out running in the rain. It wasn't football but the boys enjoyed it on the running track.
Striker Dominic Solanke opened his account for Liverpool in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace
'I've never sweated in my life like this without actually playing. I can't imagine what it was like to play out there. Really hard – that's why we changed 10 players.'
Meanwhile, Palace boss Frank de Boer was scathing of a tackle by Liverpool substitute Marko Grujic on the impressive Wilfried Zaha.
'It was not a nice challenge,' he said. 'I do not know who it was – but I think it was not appropriate because it could injure one of our most important players.
'He's creative and he played a fantastic first half, so you don't want to lose these kind of players. I'm happy he's okay.'
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