Jurgen Klopp has provided fresh hope that a deal for Nabil Fekir can be resurrected this summer.
Liverpool initially agreed a £53million deal inclusive of add-ons back in June, but a move collapsed at the eleventh hour after an unsatisfactory medical opinion.
It is believed Liverpool attempted to restructure a deal, leaving Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas disgusted, ending all negotiations for the midfielder.
However, Nabil Fekir’s desire to join Liverpool, and only Liverpool, has placed Aulas in a tricky position.
When asked by SkySports.com whether a deal for Fekir was completely dead, Jurgen Klopp didn’t rule it out.
“Nothing really to say about that. I said something already about it – I think in a pre-season game. It’s probably… done… but there’s 2 weeks left.”
“If nothing happens with our boys then I’m happy. I’m fine. If something happens you have to make sure you can react, if not now, next year.”
Following the news of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain being set to miss the whole of next season, or at least the greater majority, it’s clear as to why a versatile attacking midfielder was on the cards this summer.
Liverpool still want a “number 10” and will attempt to restructure a deal for Fekir on the basis Aulas compromises. The ball is in Lyons court.