Not only can Jurgen Klopp motivate his teams to move quickly and directly on the pitch, but he has the same influence on his front office as well. After signing Fabinho from AS Monaco, Liverpool has already made an offer for Lyon’s Nabil Fekir. Le Parisien reported, “Liverpool provided the first offer of around £52 million, which does not yet fully meet Lyon’s expectations.” Fekir’s star has been on the rise this past season, scoring 23 goals in 39 appearances while leading Lyon to a 3rd place finish in Ligue 1.
Lyon will not happily part ways with their star player and are highly likely to wait until after the World Cup in an attempt to arrange a more substantial fee. A week ago, Fekir mentioned “In life, nothing can be forbidden” and wants to know his future before the World Cup. Expect both club and player to work hard to see this move go through quickly.
Standing at 1.73 meters, the French international is quick, has a center-of-gravity as low as Eden Hazard, and a sharp vision of the pitch. His ability to control possession and deliver an accurate through-ball will benefit the Merseyside attacking trio of Mane, Firminho, and Salah. With Nabil Fekir as the point-man for this new Liverpool midfield, Roberto Firmino can occupy less space as a “false 9” and more time in front of the goal.