Liverpool fans think Fekir is ideal replacement for Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho’s departure from Liverpool to Barcelona in January was not entirely unexpected.

However, many thought that Jurgen Klopp would have recruited a replacement within the winter window.

It did not transpire in the end, so it seems that a new attacking midfielder will be on the transfer wishlist this summer.

According to The Guardian, the Reds will step up their pursuit of Lyon star Nabil Fekir, who is valued at £45m by Transfermarkt.

The 24-year-old scored 23 goals and created eight assists in 40 appearances in all competitions this season.

The France international, who received a call-up to the World Cup squad, has similar attributes to Coutinho, and he is also very versatile.

Fekir predominantly plays in an attacking midfield position, but he can also switch to the right wing and has on occasion played as a centre-forward.

Liverpool fans have been getting excited by the prospect of the attack-minded star joining Klopp’s revolution, and it is easy to see why.

The Frenchman will provide an added boost to an already formidable force, which includes Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Many supporters think that Fekir is the right replacement for Coutinho.