Liverpool fans will be delighted with the club’s business in the transfer window so far.
The Reds look most likely to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title following an excellent summer window. Jurgen Klopp finally completed the signing of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig as well as landing Fabinho under the noses of Manchester United. Xherdan Shaqiri will add some much-needed cover to the flanks, and a world-record move for Alisson will finally solve their goalkeeping issues.
Earlier in the window, Klopp was expected to sign Lyon captain Nabil Fekir to replace Philippe Coutinho at Anfield. The Frenchman’s move to Merseyside collapsed at the final hour before the World Cup started and, much to the dismay of their fans, Liverpool are yet to revive their interest in the playmaker.
And, valued at £54 million by Transfermarkt, there is no doubt that Fekir would be an excellent signing for Liverpool – yet missing out on his signature would not take away from a fantastic transfer window.
The France international would be moulded into a central midfield role, similar to Coutinho during his final season at the club. Instead, Klopp would be wise to move Jordan Henderson further up the field.
Liverpool’s captain has been primarily used in a number six role during Klopp’s tenure, but should now be pushed into a number eight role following Fabinho’s arrival.
Arguably, Henderson’s best season was in a box-to-box midfield role back in 2014 under Brendan Rodgers. With an excellent range of passing and a fantastic engine, there is no reason the 28-year-old couldn’t thrive in his former role.
And, alongside Naby Keita in the engine room, there may be no need for Fekir after all, which is why it wouldn’t be the end of the world were Liverpool to fail to land the Frenchman this summer.
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