Report outlines renewed hope for Liverpool in Nabil Fekir saga

Ruben Hill
June 13, 2018

At the top of the German's wish-list was an attacking midfielder who could fill the void left behind by the departure of Philippe Coutinho, and while Fekir was set to be unveiled as his replacement last Friday, with the player even going so far as to record an interview with LFC TV before jetting off with the France squad to Russian Federation, the move mysteriously collapsed overnight.

Lyon called off negotiations for the sale of Fekir after Liverpool tried to renegotiate the terms of the transfer after issues arose during the course of the forward's medical on Saturday.

"From what I've been told, this is unlikely to get done before the World Cup, if at all".

Liverpool may well decide to go after a different player and there are plenty who could take their fancy.

Liverpool will look to sign Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri when he returns home from the World Cup, according to David Maddock of The Mirror.

The Ligue 1 club recently broke off transfer negotiations with Liverpool regarding the transfer of Fekir, and the Reds have prioritised Shaqiri as the flawless alternative.

Jürgen Klopp has already spent big this summer, splashing out close to £100 million on midfield duo Fabinho and Naby Keita, but it is obvious that the German is keen to bolster his ranks further still.

The tournament will represent a decent opportunity to scout new players, although the concern is that anyone who shines will suddenly become much more expensive.

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