Liverpool's deal to sign highly-rated RB Leipzig midfielder Keita was seen as a real coup by many, even if Reds fans were initially set to have wait nearly a year to see him in action at Anfield.
City hasn't triumphed at Anfield since Nicolas Anelka grabbed an injury-time victor against his former club in 2003, making Liverpool its hardest away trip in the Premier League.
Liverpool are likely to turn their contract-renewal priorities to Emre Can first, as the German's current deal expires in the summer and the club are in danger of losing him on a free transfer.
"It is our job to keep the wheels moving and momentum going".
Sporting director Michael Edwards will negotiate with Ralf Ragnick about bringing forward a deal for Naby Keita this month.
Sturridge has struggled for regular starts this season and is keen to be playing more football ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation in the summer.
"I leave Liverpool because Barcelona is a dream for me".
Translated, Gianluca Di Marzio, a name that's always doing the rounds on Twitter when the transfer window is open, reckons Barca's big money capture of Coutinho could prompt Real Madrid to respond. with a move for Salah.
Monaco are open to selling Lemar in January, as the French side side are out of the Champions League and far off Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.