Liverpool Target Odds On To Stay In France As Transfer Saga Continues

Posted August 06, 2018

One sticking point is that, unlike Chelsea, Lyon can offer Champions League football to Fekir if he stays at the Groupama Stadium.

According to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge, Borussia Dortmund won't agree to a pre-contract agreement with Liverpool due to the fact that they don't have the pressure to sell that RB Leipzig did with Naby Keïta.

Souness, however, was not entirely convinced by the Brazilian's contribution and question Alisson's experience at a top European club - The 25-year-old only played 64 games in his two seasons at previous side Roma.

Maurizio Sarri signed Jorginho last month but the Blues boss has confirmed he's still looking to sign another midfielder to play alongside the Italian and N'Golo Kante and it seems Fekir has emerged as a prime target.

Fekir hinted today it is possible for a switch to materialise before the transfer window closes.

Speaking to the club's official website, the Liverpool manager said: "I knew that he would get stitches because we saw it on the pitch".

As you can see, I am in Lyon.

Fekir, meanwhile, returned to Lyon this morning following his World Cup excursions and commented on his future by saying: "The transfer window is still long & everything goes very quickly in football". "I like him a lot and I'm happy we have him in our squad".

Liverpool will face fresh competition in the race to sign Nabil Fekir as Premier League rivals Chelsea make a new move to sign the player from Lyon.

"I thought he looked very comfortable and I think we adapted to him quite easily. He probably won't play Tuesday, and Sunday will be very hard as well", Klopp added.

"It is a bit like the French national team: a mixture of youngster and older players, with some players more experienced than others. We feel good together and I hope that Lyon will have a very good season".