“What I’m sure of, is that that the saga isn’t over. Liverpool will come back for Fekir at the end of the World Cup because he’s a player that Klopp’s been interested in for a while.”
Tanzi also added that he didn’t know why the deal fell through, however, he still added that negotiations are still on between the parties.
The journalist also claimed that we might use the knee as a measure to reduce the asking price of the Lyon man.
“There’s a possibility that they’re using his knee as a means of paying less, but in the end, they have the money and they know he wants to come.”
Fekir is currently still with the France squad as they prepare for a World Cup final against Croatia. The 25-year-old was close to becoming a Red but during the medical, we seemed to back out of the deal and Tanzi has rubbished claims about a bad knee.
“I don’t see why he can go play a World Cup with a bad knee but not for Liverpool next season.”
Tanzi did add that the Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas could have asked for more money too but the saga will rumble on after the tournament ends on Sunday.
We do need one more attacking option to have in the side and Fekir seems like a great player. Hopefully, we can sort this issue out and unveil the Frenchman as our newest addition this season.
African sensation stalling on Serie A move as he wants to join Liverpool
Liverpool FC transfer news: Pepe stalling on Napoli move as he wants to join Reds
The 24-year-old had an excellent campaign for Lille last season as they finished second to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.
Pepe scored 22 goals and provided 11 assists in the league, and the winger was also a part of the Ivory Coast side that participated in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Liverpool having a quiet summer window
The Reds were extremely busy last summer but this time around, they haven’t been too active.
Only Sepp van den Berg has joined the club, and the youngster should feature for the Reds in pre-season soon.
Liverpool have been linked with Pepe throughout the summer, and it is interesting to see that the winger is still with Lille.
Joining Liverpool is a no-brainer for him given that we won the Champions League last season and could do better in the following campaign.
The only problem in a move for Pepe would be his position. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane cannot be replaced in the first XI while Roberto Firmino is coming off a wonderful Copa America campaign.
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Pepe would want first-team starts at his next club and that is something Liverpool cannot guarantee him right now.
Boost for Liverpool as PL club prefers selling star man to Champions League clubs
Latest Liverpool transfer news: Palace prefer selling Zaha to clubs such as Liverpool and not Arsenal
Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol claims Crystal Palace are open to
Zaha is one of the best attackers in the Premier League and prefers a move to Arsenal, however, Palace
However, Solhekol believes Palace will only sell if they get the right price, and won’t stand in the way if a top club approaches them.
“They are saying ‘look, he’s our player, we would understand if he wanted to leave to go and play for a Champions League club, but Arsenal are not a Champions League club’.
“They wouldn’t stand in his way if Barcelona or Real Madrid or PSG or Manchester City or Liverpool were trying to sign him.
“But when it comes to Arsenal, they don’t feel that the attraction there is as much as it would be at a club that was in the Champions League.”
Palace have already sold one star in the summer
Zaha would be a great addition to the team but he would not be able to replace any of our front three at the moment.
The Ivorian would provide cover to our attackers but he would want to start games regularly after impressing at Selhurst Park.
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Liverpool won the Champions League last season and we seem set to challenge for more laurels in the coming years under Jurgen Klopp.
“Maybe the time has come” – Liverpool stalwart opens up about chances of landing Ballon d’Or
Latest Liverpool news: Van Dijk believes a defender can win the Ballon d’Or
The former Southampton defender was possibly the best centre-back in the world last season and won the PFA Player of the Year award.
Van Dijk made our defence one of the best in Europe, and the Dutch defender was asked about winning the Ballon d’Or, an award that has been lifted mostly by attackers in recent years:
“It’s an honour if people are talking about it, but what can I do? I have no influence on anything. The people that have an influence on it, they have to decide who’s going to win it.”
The Liverpool star added that he had a great season last time around and wanted an even better campaign in the coming months.
The Dutchman was reminded that the last defender to win the award was Fabio Cannavaro in 2016, and Van Dijk believed that things could change:
“Maybe now, I don’t know. I can understand the fact that normally strikers or No.10s win these kind of awards because it’s more attractive to see. But maybe the time has come to change it.”
Van Dijk in a battle to land the honour
The Dutch defender has been supreme since joining from St. Mary’s and should improve further in the coming seasons.
It will be interesting to see who wins the Ballon d’Or this time. Lionel Messi won the La Liga title with Barcelona while Cristiano Ronaldo won the Nations League and the Serie A title.
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However, Van Dijk lifted the Champions League in the summer and hopefully, a Liverpool player wins the crown.