With Phillipe Coutinho nothing but a distant memory, Liverpool have pushed on to greater things. Indeed, Jurgen Klopp’s side showed the didn’t require the Brazilian’s creative spark as they eased their way to a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.
However, you can’t help but feel there remains a missing piece to the Klopp puzzle, as Liverpool push on to end a barren 29-year wait for an English top-flight league title.
That missing piece is Nabil Fekir.
The French international has been linked with a move to Anfield once again this summer, with the Express reporting that the Premier League’s top two are fighting it out for Fekir’s signature.
After a failed medical at Liverpool last summer, the Merseyside club will be hoping for a more successful resolution to a transfer with Fekir.
The Lyon-native is his hometown clubs creative spark, with everything going through the £63 million-rated man. He has a keen eye for a pass and silky quick feet when dribbling however, he also contributes both goals and assists to Lyon.
Fekir scored 12 goals and provided nine assists as Lyon qualified for the Champions League and reached the French Cup final this season.
In the second half of this season, Liverpool drew against West Ham, Leicester, and Everton, Fekir. All games where Klopp’s high energy attack couldn’t provide the creative spark to break down solid back-lines. If Liverpool had signed Fekir last summer, he could’ve provided the creative spark needed to break open a resolute defence.
Granted, it’s not an exact science by any means, but no one would doubt the fact that that the Reds’ engine room has looked a bit short of ideas at times. Yes, it’s been talked about a lot, but just imagine what they could have done with someone to play behind enemy lines.
Obviously, Liverpool are a great attacking side with goals shared among their front three however, it is very clear to see no one in both their midfield or defence have the eye for a pass. The ability to possess a player who can split open defences is crucial, especially for a team chasing the title. While Klopp and his side have achieved greatness in winning a sixth Champions League title, they could improve vastly by adding Fekir to their ranks.
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