As the end of this season is approaching, many clubs are slowly preparing for the summer transfer market. In the last few days, there were a lot of rumours from France talking about Nabil Fekir and his possible transfer to Liverpool.
At Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp employs a high intensity style that is based on transition and counter-attacks. This kind of approach works only against the defense that is set high and thus leaves plenty of space behind their back.
Against deep defences, Liverpool is not able to play this type of game and they have a big problem when the opponent wants to play positional game. Because of that, Liverpool has made a lot of shuffles against small teams whose intent was only to defend their goal.
Jurgen Klopp has realized those problems, so it is obvious that he is looking to strengthen his squad with type of players who will bring in more creativity and goalscoring threat from deeper areas of the pitch.
Nabil Fekir perfectly suits this role, and he can be the key to unlock the deep defences. Klopp already had that type of player in Phillipe Coutinho, but the Brazilian decided to make a transfer to Barcelona this January.
Fekir has arrived in Lyon as a twelve-year-old and he has remained there until today.
With 17 goals and 6 assists from 28 games in Ligue 1, Fekir is enjoying his best career season and it is not surprising that he attracts the attention of many of the biggest European clubs, including Liverpool. He mainly plays as a number 10, but with his defensive responsibility he could easily play in Jurgen’s 3 man midfield.
Passing. Shooting. Dribbling. Close control. Long range goals. Creative assists. He is very well rounded player and most importantly, with him and Naby Keita, Liverpool will have a plenty of cover in midfield to absorb injuries and loss of form.
Klopp must find players that will help them break down stubborn defences and that is why Nabil Fekir’s possible transfer makes perfect sense. He would definitely be a good start to the obvious upgrades they need.
Written by Rijad Abaza
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