Liverpool have been advised to go back in for Lyon star Nabil Fekir in preparation for the potential summer exits of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
That’s according to ex Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves.
The Reds are right now unbeaten in the Premier League and sit six points clear at the top of the table.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been imperious this season and while their defence is improved, their devastating attack is once again terrifying opponents.
Salah was heavily linked with a move during the summer, with Real Madrid and Barca believed to be keen.
The Egyptian’s form will definitely lead to fresh interest at the end of the season.
Liverpool were this close to snapping up Fekir ahead of the current campaign but the deal collapsed over concerns about a long-term knee injury.
And Hargreaves has asked Klopp to make a move for the France international, saying he provides a different option to what they presently have.
“I love Shaqiri, he’s the one player that can play that killer pass,” he told Premier League Productions.
“All the other midfield players are really good players, more box-to-box. Shaqiri can play that final one.
“If they were going to upgrade anywhere, I think it could be maybe a Fekir-type player from Lyon.
“Similar to Shaqiri, but maybe even a slightly better version. We know he was close in the summer as well.
“I think they could do something there or maybe a winger.
“It just feels like if they lose Mane or they lose Salah, they’re going to be impossible to replace for Liverpool.”
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