Mark Lawrenson urges Liverpool to revive interest in Nabil Fekir

Submitted by content on Mon, 05/27/2019 - 14:46

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has urged his former team to revive the interest in signing Nabil Fekir from French side Lyon. The France international was on the cusp of joining the Reds from Les Gones last summer but the move fell through at the final hurdle with Jurgen Klopp’s side concerned by the player’s injury history.

Since then, Fekir has gone on to win the World Cup with France while observing his regular duties at Les Gones but he is expected to part ways with the club this summer with his contract expiring in 13 months’ time. Speaking to The Star, Lawrenson said that the Reds need to find areas of improvement from the current campaign in order to provide another strong challenge for the Premier League title.

He added that a player like Fekir would be perfect for the Reds attack, where they have lacked the presence of an additional creative force. He said: “When you look at this season, you can praise both of the top two teams together. One of them [Manchester City] has edged an unbelievably good title race, rather than the other failing and losing it somewhere. That is why it is difficult to look through the Liverpool team and say they need to sign this or that to make sure it is a different story next year. I am talking about bringing in someone with a bit more creativity, like Lyon’s Nabil Fekir, who they were going to buy last summer until the move fell through.”

Les Gones have basically confirmed that Fekir would be heading through the exit door this summer with the club-captain showing no intention of extending his contract. The Reds were not willing to sanction a £53m move for Fekir last summer after learning about the player’s medical concerns, but they are sure to get him on the cheaper price, should they make a fresh approach.

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