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Liverpool: Fans react to Nabil Fekir’s claims about unfulfilled move to Anfield

Liverpool: Fans react to Nabil Fekir’s claims about unfulfilled move to Anfield

France attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir came close to joining Liverpool in 2018 before the move fell through and he has since left Lyon for Real Betis.

The Reds were on the verge of agreeing a £52.75m deal for the player, as reported by BBC, before pulling out of the move because of concerns about a sustained knee injury, according to The Telegraph.

This week, the 26-year-old told L’Equipe that “lies were told” and “an excuse needed to be found” about the botched transfer, with @AnfieldWatch relaying the story to its Twitter followers.

According to L’Equipe, Fekir said that he had gone for a medical check-up at France’s training base in Clairefontaine and no concerns were raised about his knee, adding that he had undergone a medical at Liverpool before the move collapsed.

Liverpool instead signed Alisson for £66.9m and Xherdan Shaqiri for £13.5m after the planned Fekir deal ended.

These Reds fans on Twitter feel that the club ultimately made the right decision not to sign the France international:

Would you like to have seen Fekir at Anfield or were the club right to spend the money elsewhere? Join in the discussion by commenting below!

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