A former favorite at Anfield is just not satisfied that Jurgen Klopp must rekindle curiosity in a World Cup winner presently on the books at Lyon

Liverpool are as soon as once more being linked with a transfer for Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir, however John Barnes believes the World Cup winner is a luxurious that the Reds don’t want.

Many are of the opinion that Jurgen Klopp must be trying to herald one other playmaker.

Because the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona within the winter switch window of 2018, creativity in the course of the park at Anfield has been missing.

That was anticipated to be addressed this summer time, with it steered that curiosity could possibly be rekindled in Fekir.

Liverpool got here near touchdown the France worldwide 12 months in the past, just for medical considerations to see them stroll away from a deal.

It could possibly be {that a} contemporary strategy is made for the proficient 25-year-old, however Barnes is just not satisfied that he’s required.

The Reds legend advised The Sport Evaluation when quizzed on the hyperlinks to Fekir: “Sure, he’d be a very good addition to the squad.

“However, it’s going to be tough to get into the entrance three.

“In case you have a look at the best way Xherdan Shaqiri performed, he might function as one of many midfield three as nicely.

“It’s all the time good to have high quality to assist the squad. Nevertheless it’s pure hypothesis till it occurs.

“I don’t essentially really feel that Liverpool are determined to signal anyone due to the squad they’ve and with two new gamers coming again by way of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez, who didn’t function final 12 months. We’ve nonetheless bought Adam Lallana.

“It could possibly be good for the squad however I don’t assume we’re determined to signal anyone.”

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Fekir shone for Lyon once more throughout the 2018-19 marketing campaign.

He contributed 12 objectives and 9 assists to the reason for an thrilling younger squad.

The door has been opened for him to make a transfer this summer time, with a mass exodus of expertise on the playing cards at a number one Ligue 1 membership.

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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has mentioned of Fekir: “His desire is in the direction of a departure.

“We’re open to discussions. We now have no information. 

“We’re ready for proposals within the coming days however, for the second, we shouldn’t have any.”