Nabil Fekir

Liverpool’s interest in Nabil Fekir ‘dead in the water’

As per a report from the Liverpool Echo, Premier League giants Liverpool have no intention of rekindling their interest in Lyon star Nabil Fekir.

Fekir’s star continues to rise

Fekir, a versatile attacker/midfielder who can play anywhere across the frontline or in an attacking midfield role, first broke into the first-team ranks of Lyon in 2013, having come up through the club’s youth system.

And the gifted Frenchman has since gone on to establish himself as both the standout performer and captain for OL, with his performances last season in particular having caught the eye of a number of European heavyweights.

All told, Fekir racked up an impressive 23 goals and 8 assists across all competitions.

Liverpool saga

As such, despite heavy links with the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid, in the end, it was Liverpool who established a clear lead in the race to secure Fekir’s services this summer.

In fact, photos even emerged of an apparent interview carried out between the Frenchman and LFC TV back in June.

However, much to the dismay of Liverpool’s fans, in the end, the Reds’ move for Fekir collapsed. An apparent last-minute ‘transfer fee change’ saw Lyon pull the plug on negotiations with the board at Anfield.

As a result, Fekir has since remained at the Groupama Stadium.

Nabil Fekir of France celebrates with his team mates after he scores the 2nd goal between France and Ireland

Liverpool no longer interested

Due to the abrupt nature of the end of negotiations between Liverpool and Lyon, though, there were suggestions in the aftermath of Fekir’s collapsed transfer to Anfield that the former could yet reignite their interest in the Frenchman.

But, as per the aforementioned report from the Liverpool Echo, such a scenario looks highly-unlikely, with the interest on the part of the Reds described as ‘dead in the water’.

This is due to concerns over a previous ACL injury suffered by Fekir.

As per the Echo’s report:

There are ‘concerns over his knee and how his ACL had been repaired. ‘They (Liverpool) felt there was a higher than normal chance of it going again’, 

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