Liverpool are coming back to Fekir

Liverpool are coming back to Fekir

The current Champions League winner Liverpool again show interest in Lyon's midfielder Nabil Fekir.

Last summer, Jürgen Klopp closely followed one of the main phenomena of the season before last in the French championship. In addition to the already known Mbappe or Ndombele, midfielder Nabil Fekir aroused great interest among the top clubs. For the season 2017/18 in Ligue 1, the Frenchman scored 18 goals and gave eight assists in 30 matches.

Not surprisingly, Fekir wanted to see Liverpool, Barcelona and Manchester City. Liverpool was the closest to the deal, but the club did not like the chronic knee injury at the midfielder. According to representatives of the Reds - it was an unjustified risk to pay for the midfielder about 50 million euros.

However, this summer the club returned to the candidacy of Fekir, since Shaqiri did not fully understand Klopp's tasks, and Keita had not yet adapted. In the past season, the performance of the Frenchman has decreased markedly. He scored nine goals and made seven assists, spending an average of 68 minutes on the field compared to 82 minutes a season earlier.

Looking at these figures, Liverpool decided to bring down the price. The Merseysides are interested in a football player, but are willing to pay for it no more than 30 million euros. This became known from the journalist Canal + and Eurosport Romain Colle-Godena. Fokir Klopp fits perfectly in style of play, since Lyon plays high pressure and the German lacks such a football player ahead. In the 4-3-3 line-up, Liverpool sometimes cannot break through the defense of an opponent, then instead of a center line player, you need a player on the field aimed at an attack. However, after the sale of Coutinho, there were few such players, and Keita and Waynaldum are unstable in terms of a good game under the attackers, although they could give out some good fights for the season.

According to bookmakers, Liverpool remains the favorite in the race for Nabil. The coefficient on his transfer to the Champions League winner is 7/4, when his move to Chelsea, Juventus, Tottenham and Bavaria is much lower - 15/2, 15/2, 13/1 and 15/1 respectively.