Liverpool’s massive summer spend of £163.98 million has been a massive statement of intent which has catapulted the club to become a genuine title contender.
Following last season’s disappointing end which saw the club finish fourth in the league but also come ever so close to beating Real Madrid in the Champions League Final, Liverpool have reinvested heavily this summer.
The club have managed to sign almost every one of their targets with the exception of one, Nabil Fekir.
The World Cup winner has been heavily linked with Liverpool over the last few months and was close to joining the club had he not failed his medical.
Although Fekir didn’t shine at the World Cup, he has still attracted interested from multiple club and according to L’Equipe (h/t Get French Football News) both Chelsea and Man U could make bids before the deadline day.
Liverpool have been interested in Fekir for a long time and to lose him to Chelsea or Man U would be a crushing blow to the club.
The Lyon midfielder scored 18 goals to go along with seven assists last season in what was an outstanding season.
However, with Shaqiri now at the club, it seems that Liverpool don’t really need Fekir anymore.
Valued at £54 million by Transfermarkt, it would probably take an astronomical bid from either Chelsea or Man to land him, and with Liverpool having spent over £150 million already, it seems any bid would be well above their budget.
Furthermore, Fekir is really a number 10, a position that doesn’t really exist in Klopp’s high-pressing and energetic 4-3-3.
Liverpool fans – thoughts?