By Richard Parks
Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight at reports that the club are closing in on the signing of Lyon attacker Nabir Fekir.
France Football reporter Nabil Djellit claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday night that Jurgen Klopp met with Fekir, 24, at the start of the year and there is now a verbal agreement in place between Lyon and the Champions League finalists.
It is said that there’s a possibility other clubs could make offers for Fekir but the journalist adds that the deal with Liverpool is “confirmed but not signed”.
Klopp peut toujours ironiser sur un accord avec Fekir. Les deux hommes se sont rencontrés en début d'année. Il y a un accord verbal entre eux. Reste tout le reste, accord entre clubs, possible concurrence d'autres écuries. Confirmé mais pas signé, un peu comme Tuchel ! pic.twitter.com/5HzJhtv2XE
— Nabil Djellit (@Nabil_djellit) May 8, 2018
Fekir has had an outstanding season for Lyon, where he plays as an attacking midfielder in the same position as Philippe Coutinho did for Liverpool in the first half of this campaign before his switch to Barcelona.
The 10-times France international has scored 22 goals and supplied seven assists from 38 matches for the French club this season, with 17 of his goals coming in Ligue 1 fixtures.
Since joining Lyon in 2011, Fekir has netted 56 times from 151 matches in all competitions.
Liverpool fans are in meltdown at the possibility of their club landing such an exciting player, hailing him as a “dream signing” who can make a huge impact under Klopp.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Nabil fekir though ???????? #LFC
— Dean Astill (@Astill7) May 8, 2018
Fekir is one of the best French players. He has the ability to break down deep defences like Coutinho did. He can make the difference on his own. That’s been a weakness for #LFC against bus parking teams. He is even more of a dribbler than Coutinho.
— Billy Liddell (@Liddellpool) May 8, 2018
Twitter is rejoicing with Fekir signing. There is nothing official yet. That said we are in a good way as Klopp would put it. #LFC ????????
— SumWit (@Sumwitter) May 8, 2018
— Dotcom Dave ⭐⭐9⭐6⭐⭐ (@Stott72) May 8, 2018
Nabil Fekir ????????????????????#LFC
— SCARFACE ???????? ???????? (@LFC_LION) May 8, 2018
— Markus Sunde (@LordSunde) May 8, 2018
NABIL FEKIR WILL BE A DREAM SIGNING.! #LFC
— AnkiT (@TheAnkitG) May 8, 2018
Fekir and Keita will RIP the league apart. Getting so excited here.. #lfc
— Filip’inho (@LFC_FILIP) May 8, 2018
Omg Fekir is happening
— We’ve got Salah (@Lpoolbanter) May 8, 2018