Nabil Fekir gives Liverpool fans heartache and speaks of his future

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Nabil Fekir of Lyon celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester City and Olympique Lyonnais at Etihad Stadium on September 19, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Nabil Fekir of Lyon celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester City and Olympique Lyonnais at Etihad Stadium on September 19, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) /
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Liverpool transfer target Nabil Fekir put on a show against Man City last night causing heartache for Reds before speaking about a possible future at Anfield.

Liverpool were experts at beating Manchester City last season. The Reds have a three game win streak over the Premier League champions including two games in Europe. Now transfer possibility Nabil Fekir is showing he can beat Man City in Europe also.

The French international was man-of-the-match as Lyon took down City at the Etihad Stadium last night. He had a goal and an assist for the Ligue 1 side in their 2-1 victory and looked every bit a World Cup winning star.

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However his performance gave Liverpool fans serious heartache. Seeing him dominate the Reds’ Premier League rivals only causes pangs of regret for Kopites after his move to the club fell through in the summer.

Liverpool were as close as you can be to signing a player without it actually happening. All terms had been agreed with the player and Lyon. He had come to Melwood for a photo shoot and interview with the club’s website.

That was before the Liverpool medical staff became concerned about his knee. Fekir had a serious knee injury in 2015 and was operated on again at the beginning of this year. The view was there could be long-term issues with the knee and so the transfer was pulled.

Alongside the feelings of disappointment from last night there was also some glimmer of hope in his post-match interview.

When asked if his display was an act of ‘revenge’ against Liverpool for pulling out of the transfer he goes on to say that he simply want to ‘prove I’m a good player’. Is he actually trying to show the Anfield hierarchy that he is fit and worth the risk of a huge transfer fee?

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The speculation around Nabil Fekir will continue until he ends up at Anfield or moves to another big club. Jurgen Klopp may want to be wary of letting him go to a rival on the basis on yesterday’s magnificent showing.