Thomas Lemar has been one of the names heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, but it seems that the club’s transfer plans have changed.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Merseyside outfit have switched attention from the Frenchman to other targets deemed more suitable for Jurgen Klopp’s team.
All eyes will be on the Premier League club during the summer transfer window as they look to find a replacement for Philippe Coutinho.
After initially digging their heels in, Liverpool eventually succumbed to Barcelona’s persistence and the Brazilian finalised a move to the Camp Nou in January.
Coutinho was a talismanic figure at Anfield, so finding a player to take his place in the team will be a tough call.
With Lemar now seemingly out of the picture, attention has turned to who the Reds will swoop for.
In reaction to the news regarding Liverpool’s pursuit of the Frenchman, some fans have been left disappointed, while others think the club are closing in on Real Madrid’s Isco or Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic.
worrying how he can go from being a target to suddenly no interest, don’t you think?
— David Heaton (@heatondavid) February 8, 2018
How do you give us bad news even when the window is shut Pearce
— Shan (@Shannxo) February 8, 2018
Isco and Fekir. Get them both or we riot.
— WTK (@wutangklavan) February 8, 2018
— 🇬🇳 Honza Jan Říha (@SGEHJR) February 8, 2018
Lemar price has been 90m for 6 months yet we only announce the chase is off once the window shuts. More clever PR from FSG keeping us on the hook when it was over in August.
— Darren Dickinson (@parchpea) February 8, 2018
He wouldn’t fit into a midfield 3 like Coutinho did and in terms of style of play is better suited to play on the wing in which we have Mané and Salah. Makes more sense to pursue an alternative in a similar mould to Coutinho as a direct replacement! Fekir/Isco maybe? @Dxxnnnyy
— Rohail (@Rohail_Sajid) February 8, 2018
Overrated ..one good season doesn't make you worth nearly 100 mil.. I'd be happy to look elsewhere tbh ..
— Michael Abernethy 🇬🇧 (@mick_lfc47) February 8, 2018
— JD Pappa (@JDPappa3) February 8, 2018
We’re gonna sign pulisic cba fffffs
— Charlie (@MoSaIah11) February 8, 2018
Isco on the cards then!
— Sadio_Mané™ (@osei_one) February 8, 2018
— • (@SublimeSalah_) February 8, 2018
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