Fekir’s agent claims Liverpool still have a chance of £53m deal

The agent of Nabil Fekir has informed Liverpool that the deal to take the French playmaker to Anfield could be revived, according to the Express. 

What’s the latest, then?

The Express report that Jean-Pierre Bernes has told the Reds, via French television, that ‘it is not the end of the story’ where Fekir and Liverpool are concerned.

They claim that means that the £53m deal to bring Fekir to Merseyside could well be back on, indicating that the relationships between the parties involved in the deal have not been totally ruptured.

Bernes also reportedly refused to cite one single reason why the deal, which looked on the cards for weeks, fell through at the last minute.

How would Fekir fit in?

Jurgen Klopp revealed in May that in a world where Philippe Coutinho did not dream of playing for Barcelona, his Liverpool team would feature the Brazilian in a deeper, Kevin de Bruyne-style playmaker role behind the front three of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

On the days when Liverpool enjoy the majority of possession, Fekir could take up a similar role, giving Klopp four outstanding attackers on the pitch to break down the deep defences which often stifle the Reds.

To offer variety, Fekir could move into the forward line, offering an alternative to the pure pace and directness of Salah, Mane and Firmino while ensuring that quality doesn’t drop off.