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.
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.
If reports are true about Nabil Fekir to LFC then we've got an unbelievable player on our hands. Potentially better than Coutinho, in fact, Klopp will make him better 👌⚽
— Ian Parry (@IanParry79) May 25, 2018
If we sign Fekir, then I'm legit gonna lose it. More than capable of filling the void left by Coutinho. Has got a mean delivery from set pieces which we have been missing for a while now. Excellent player.
— Suzail Ahmad (@suzail_ahmad) May 25, 2018
It ain’t my money 💰 to worry about
Let’s get him Fekir is upgrade from Coutinho
— king halane (@sadaqhalane) May 25, 2018
Nabil Fekir is the perfect replacement for Coutinho
— Sagar (@SagarSamrat8) May 25, 2018
Replacing Coutinho with Nabil Fekir, a player who is producing far better numbers in a season than Coutinho ever has. Inject it into my veins.
— Jack (@SumptuousSadio) May 25, 2018
Losing Coutinho in Jan and buying Fekir after the CL Final is what dreams are made off. Liverpool dreams. #LFC
— Isaac (@LiverpoolAllDay) May 25, 2018
Fekir is coutinho’s replacement. What an upgrade.
— . (@MxGill_) May 24, 2018
Gonna be difficult to fit Fekir into a 433, but finally have a Coutinho replacement, a creative player from midfield, and someone who can help us with ball retention
— ahmed (@nyianderr) May 24, 2018