The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been left unimpressed with their club’s transfer target, Nabil Fekir, after his ten-minute cameo off the bench against Peru yesterday. The attacking midfielder was left on the bench for the second game in a row, with the defensive midfielder, Blaise Matuidi prefered over him on the left of France’s midfield three.
11 minutes to watch Fekir, who’ll end up at Anfield… one day.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) June 21, 2018
The fans were far from impressed with the performance of the Frenchman, who is supposedly desperate for an Anfield move despite the stubborn negotiating from Lyon’s club chairman, Jean-Michael Aulas. The clubs had supposedly agreed on a fee and Fekir had signed on personal terms and recorded an introductory interview before Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool hierarchy tried to shave a couple of million off the midfielder’s transfer fee.
Now, no one has got what they want. Fekir is still desperate for his move and Liverpool still want him, but Lyon are holding firm. Those at our bar up have started to give up hope on the Frenchman, and when he puts in displays like he did in yesterday’s World Cup group game, it makes things easier for the Reds to get over losing the midfielder. It remains to be seen whether he’ll sign, but as things stand, your average Liverpool fan wouldn’t be too fussed either way.
You can read our resident Reds’ thoughts on Fekir’s performance yesterday here:
— | (@H45HEM) 21 June 2018
Would rather take Ziyach, no doubt about it
— Seany (@SeanyMoir_23) June 21, 2018
Not impressed. Hope turns out as good as being labelled if he does sign
— Ed (@edram11) June 21, 2018
Spent more time on the floor than playing!
— CP Warren (@cpwecho) 21 June 2018
He's not looking to great tbh, would rather get other targets.
— Chackell (@Chaqstar8) June 21, 2018
Can’t really be that good can he if matuidi is playing ahead him in the forward line
— Tom Johnson (@TomJohn53729009) June 21, 2018
just enough time to get clattered, but no ill effects it seems!
— Howard (@haf118) 21 June 2018
The Reds fans in the Tavern are starting to have reservations over Fekir, and it’ll take a big World Cup performance to convince them otherwise.