'The Liverpool way' - Fans react to collapse of Fekir deal

10th Jun 2018

Liverpool fans thought Nabil Fekir was in the bag. James Pearce's handshake emoji appeared to confirm that the Lyon forward was indeed on his way to Anfield.

But a very, very late twist has seen the 24-year-old's switch to Merseyside collapse in mysterious circumstances.

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It was no secret that Liverpool and Lyon were deep in negotiations and Reds supporters were expecting a formal announcement to be made confirming Jurgen Klopp's latest coup, only for the Ligue 1 club to release a statement declaring that talks "had not succeeded".

Reports have suggested a problem with the midfielder's medical may have led to the snag, but a lack of official news has left fans wondering where it all went wrong.

A deal may yet be revisited, with Fekir certainly well suited to filling a Philippe Coutinho shaped hole, but failing to get the move over the line before the World Cup represents a real blow.

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Liverpool have successfully concluded plenty of early business this summer but are fans worried about the latest development? Or is faith in Klopp stronger than ever?

 

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