Liverpool have sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and loaned out Daniel Sturridge to West Bromwich Albion with no signs of any replacements, and Reds fans have urged the club to sign Lyon attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir, rated at £45m according to Transfermarkt, before the January transfer window slams shut on Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp hinted in his pre-match press conference on Monday that the Merseyside outfit were unlikely to be busy in terms of incomings in the last couple of days of the window, even though the club has suffered successive defeats against Swansea City in the Premier League and West Bromwich Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup at home on Saturday.
JK: We have to use our players. Long-term we will do a lot (in the transfer window). In the short-term, I don't think we will do a lot.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) January 29, 2018
That seems to be a decision that the Anfield faithful disagree with, and Fekir has certainly been in impressive form this season with 19 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 side.
Liverpool supporters were quick to have their say on the 24-year-old via social media, and while one said “I’d be willing to throw every penny of the Coutinho money at Nabil Fekir to save the season”, another said “would love to see Liverpool sign Nabil Fekir”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Andy Forbes (@Forbesy602) January 29, 2018
The more I read about and see Fekir, the more I think he would be ideal for us to position in that vacant, hybrid no.8/10 role #lfc
— Red CodeX Concepts (@CodeRedShell) January 29, 2018
Would love to see Liverpool sign Nabil Fekir… #TransferTalk
— Nick Dudson (@njdudson) January 29, 2018
this guy is better than couthiniou. his strong ho all round ability is much better. his a leader. kloppppppp fob the right thing. bring him over and give him them loving slaps on cheeks and let's get going again
— yusuf ali (@yusufal87280833) January 30, 2018
@John_W_Henry buy right now
— #F$GOUT (@KxitaLFC) January 29, 2018
Nabil Fekir is a player who can replace Coutinho and who is able to play CL with Liverpool this season (compared to Lemar) pic.twitter.com/jMPCLy17XQ
— The Objective One (@Sosoliv10) January 29, 2018
— Chaosmyth (@ASAMarpaung) January 29, 2018
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