Latest reports from Liverpool Echo suggest that Liverpool are not going to go after Nabil Fekir anymore as the transfer window enters in its final stage. The Frenchman’s deal earlier fell through under spectacular circumstances as Liverpool pulled out of the deal at the lost moment siting concerns over Frenchman’s injury history. The Reds wanted to re-negotiate the deal but the Lyon president was having none of it after the transfer fee was agreed.
While the World Cup was ongoing, strong reports were coming that Liverpool will go after the attacking midfielder once he is back from the World Cup, however, with just a few days left in the transfer period, the World Cup winner is set to stay at Lyon.
Fekir was seen as a replacement for Philipe Coutinho who left the club in January for Barcelona. The Reds have recruited well in the transfer market but will now hope that this decision won’t come back to bite them.
The Frenchman didn’t feature in the playing eleven for France in the World Cup but appeared as a substitute in every game. Lyon captain had a fruitful last season for his club as he scored 23 goals in 40 games and provided 8 assists. Such numbers will surely be attractive for any club but now there is no chance that the 25-year-old will play at Anfield next season.
The Reds have acquired the likes of Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri in terms of outfield players. Amidst all this, Adam Lallana will have a big opportunity to prove himself at the Merseyside club as the arrival of Fekir would have all but ended his hopes of playing regularly. With Liverpool pulling out the plug from the deal, Klopp will hope that his squad has enough firepower to deliver something substantial in terms of trophies next season.