The reason why Liverpool FC pulled out of Nabil Fekir deal revealed – report

Liverpool FC pulled out of a deal to sign Nabil Fekir over concerns about an old ACL injury, according to a report

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Liverpool FC pulled out of a deal to sign Lyon captain Nabil Fekir over concerns about an ACL injury, according to a report.

French media outlet Get French Football, as quoted by the Sun, is reporting that the Reds were worried about the ACL problem that occurred back in 2015.

The same article states that Fekir suffered the problem in September 2015 before the 24-year-old underwent two further surgeries to repair caritlage damage in August 2016 and March 2018.

According to the same story, Liverpool FC feared that Fekir could suffer a relapse of the injury and the Reds were unwilling to match Lyon’s asking price of £57m for the France international.

The 24-year-old scored 18 times and made eight assists in Ligue 1 last season to attract interest from the 18-time English champions, although Fekir has been used as a substitute in France’s three group games at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Liverpool FC have signed Brazil international Fabinho in a £39m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco earlier this month to bolster their options in the middle of the park.

The Reds have also welcomed Naby Keita to Anfield this summer after Liverpool FC agreed to a £48m deal with Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig in 2017.

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