Liverpool fans have made their voices heard. Following an uninspiring 1-0 away loss to Swansea City on Monday, the Anfield faithful have called on the Reds’ hierarchy to sign Lyon captain Nabil Fekir as Coutinho’s replacement.
The 24-year-old, who came through Lyon’s academy, has been in scintillating form this year, having scored 19 goals in 26 appearances for the 2nd-placed Ligue 1 side.
🚀 WOW 🚀
Nabil Fekir embarrasses Alphonse Areola with an inch-perfect free-kick from miles out.
What a start 😳 pic.twitter.com/0TgSmXtbBB
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 21, 2018
Liverpool have money to burn after they sold playmaker Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in a deal worth a reported £142m. The sale, however, has left a gap in the Reds’ midfield, and their lack of creativity was exposed on Monday when they looked slow and uninspiring.
Klopp called on the help of Danny Ings from the bench, but the striker, who has played just 28 minutes of Premier League football this season, was unable to change things.
Many fans want to see a Coutinho replacement brought in, and many more want that replacement to be Lyon’s Nabil Fekir.