Nabil Fekir will return to training with Lyon next week Monday after taking a short holiday following his involvement at the World Cup.
With the Premier League’s transfer Deadline Day fast approaching, Jürgen Klopp has done the best work in the market out of his rivals for the league title.
Alisson Becker joined his new teammates for training yesterday, linking up with fellow new arrivals Fabinho, Naby Keïta and Xherdan Shaqiri. The trio will cost the club £175million altogether but represent serious upgrades across the squad.
Yet, many on Twitter feel that in order for this transfer window to be complete, a creative midfielder capable of occupying the role that Philipp Coutinho did is required and view Nabil Fekir and Christian Pulisic as perfect replacements.
France Football report that Fekir is more likely to sign a new contract with Lyon than he is to leave the club this summer. GFFN also report that the Ligue 1 side expects to have the 24-year old back in training next week Monday.
While Fekir returning to training doesn’t necessarily mean he will 100% stay at the club, it certainly doesn’t bode well for Liverpool’s chances of securing his signature this summer.
When asked about the Fekir saga, Klopp replied: “If nothing happens with our boys, we press on. If something happens, you always have to make sure you react. If not now, then maybe next window or next summer.”
For now, it seems like Klopp will go into the new season with the squad he’s already got and given the players he’s signed, this is hardly the end of the world.