Having made their first major move of the summer with the signing of Fabinho on Monday night, Nabil Fekir’s performance against Ireland has once again proved exactly why he should joined Liverpool this summer.
According to Guardian reported Ed Aarons, the journalist reported Fabinho “could soon be joined” by the Frenchman, who is reportedly in “advanced discussions” to join the Merseyside.
Fekir has mostly be utilized in the number ten role or played as a “second striker” for Lyon this season, and his performance on Monday showed he’s capable of slotting into Jürgen Klopp’s team and make him the Reds perfect replacement for departed Philippe Coutinho.
France beat Ireland 2-0 on Monday night, and Fekir captain the team as part of an exciting attacking trio with Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud, showing up in various positions to link midfield with attack.
French news outlet Get French Football News (GFFN) compared Fekir’s performance to that of Dimitri Payet in their latest player ratings, as the duo fast decision making in crucial game, close control and sheer confidence wowed spectators at the Stade de France.
“He played with confidence, with swagger and it reminded me slightly of Dimitri Payet prior to Euro 2016 when he knew he had the ability to win games on his own.”
Fekir, a Transfermkt €50 million rated, scored France’s second goal of the competition just few minutes after Giroud scored the first, and also created two chances, whilst also boasting of an impressive 88% pass success rate according GFFN.
Jürgen Klopp is still keen on replacing Coutinho’s exit at Liverpool and Fekir’s impressive stats and sharp quick link up play could make him the perfect fit for Klopp’s side.
With Nabil Fekir’s performance against Ireland on Monday, even if Liverpool were not really serious on his signing, I believe his showing would have their scout convinced. Fekir in their midfield would make the team a lot more scary, then both their midfield and attack will be as scary as any other.