Three realistic Nabil Fekir alternatives for Liverpool
The announcement videos had been curated. The analysis had been drafted. The ‘Welcome to Liverpool’ graphics designed. ‘Liverpool Twitter’ were already intoxicated by the idea of adding Nabil Fekir, drunkenly staggering around the various streets of social media to declare that his inclusion would take the mighty Reds to the next level.
For reasons that will surely materialise in due time, the deal fell through. Whispers suggested that Liverpool had conducted a medical on the Frenchman but tried to use evidence of a knee problem to drive down the price; Lyon, it was said, were having none of it. Some implied a deal was never even struck. Regardless, it leaves Jurgen Klopp looking for an alternative.
Doubtless, the staff at Melwood will have already a list of potential options to explore, but because you’re not privy to that coveted information – neither are we – we’ll have to make do with this. Without further ado, here are three genuinely realistic players Liverpool could target. And no, not Isco. He’s set to shine in the World Cup and Real Madrid would be barmy to let him go.