Forget Fekir: Liverpool set to hijack Man City’s move for 23-goals creative midfielder

Liverpool could hijack Manchester City move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez this summer as an alternative to Nabil Fekir.

When Philippe Coutinho joined Barcelona back in January for a reported £142 million, the Brazilian’s absence revealed Liverpool’s need to find a replacement.

Liverpool tried to sign Naby Keita whilst hoping he could join the club should Coutinho leaves the club last summer, but when this couldn’t happen, they are now eyeing a move for a proven Premier League star and this has seen time linked with Mahrez.

Although, Liverpool played their season with majority of their player started the season, but there were times when the club needed a player capable of being creative in deeper roles.

Mahrez, however, was a target for Manchester in January transfer window and the Premier League champions were reportedly set to pay up to £65 million for his signing but their approach was denied by the Foxes.

Mahrez for Leicester last season, was involved in 23 goals for the Foxes (12 goals and 11 assists) and this results would be ideal for Liverpool if they could secure his move.

Able to play out wide, just behind the striker or as a deep lying playmaker, Mahrez would be the perfect player to replace Coutinho and help fans forget about the Fekir fiasco.

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