Why Liverpool don’t need to add Nabil Fekir to the squad
Liverpool have proven to be the surprise package in the opening weeks of the season with the Reds winning all 5 of their games so far. Jurgen Klopp’s men have looked devastating in the attack and fluid in the middle of the park.
The Anfield club are also proving to be a rigid side at the back, with the Reds conceding just 2 goals so far. Hence, Liverpool are one of the early favourites to lift the title this season, with 11 goals scored in 5 games so far.
The Reds added a number of talented individuals in the summer but one man Klopp failed to land was Lyon captain Nabil Fekir. The Frenchman was set to complete a £53million move to Anfield when negotiations broke down. (Mirror)
The question is, should Jurgen Klopp go back for the World Cup winner when the transfer window opens in January?
At this stage, it doesn’t look as though Liverpool need any further additions. An additional centre-back would do them some good but the Reds are well-stocked in all the other departments this season.
Klopp signed the likes of Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabinho and Alisson Becker to bolster his ranks over the summer. The sole reason Liverpool went after Fekir was to replace the departed Philippe Coutinho, who left the club for Barcelona in January.
The Brazilian was the Reds’ chief creator in the midfield. Coutinho was the main source of supply in the final third, however, they have not felt his absence so far.
They made it all the way to the Champions League final and achieved a top-four finish in his absence. In Naby Keita, Klopp has acquired a more complete midfielder. Keita can pass, shoot, run into space from deep areas and track back seamlessly.
The Guinean has already turned quite a number of heads since arriving at the club. Hence, there’s no real reason for the Reds to splash the cash on another midfielder in January.
Liverpool’s fabulous front three have also looked electrifying and need no further motivation for scoring goals. What once looked like a move the Reds would regret, the failure to capture Nabil Fekir might not hurt them after all.