Liverpool had a productive summer transfer window, with a number of big names moving to Anfield. From Fabinho to Alisson, everyone that joined has filled a gap at the club. In midfield, Fabinho has added some solidity alongside Naby Keita, whilst Alisson has plugged a major goalkeeping gap.
However, one thing that the Reds lack is creativity through the middle of the park. Their summer pursuit of Nabil Fekr was well documented, but alas, the Frenchman ended up staying at Lyon.
Perhaps, though, Liverpool should change their minds on this one. According to Goal, Chelsea decided against a move for Fekir owing to an abundance of quality already at the club – and with one less major competitor for his signature, perhaps the Reds should seal a deal for Fekir. It seems unlikely that Chelsea’s stance will change at this point.
After all, after bagging 18 goals and 8 assists last season, Fekir – who is rated at £54 million by Transfer Markt – is exactly the sort of player that a top team needs through the midfield. He offers fantastic quality on the ball and, evidently, he’s brilliant in front of goal.
At just 25-years-old, the Frenchman is a player that is still improving, but he played a decent role in France’s pursuit of the World Cup, and that’s the perfect reward for someone that was undoubtedly one of the performers of the year last term.
With Adam Lallana’s injury problems still ongoing, Fekir would give Klopp the perfect offensive solution, allowing Naby Keita and Fabinho to control the game and Fekir to focus on moving play forward.
Of course, the reason for Liverpool’s decision to pass on a move over the summer was apparently due to an injury issue. However, if he’s able to play for another few months without issue, maybe Liverpool should reconsider. After all, he’s just what they need, and with Chelsea out of the race, perhaps a smaller fee could be negotiated.
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