French international Nabil Fekir has opened up for the first time since his unsuccessful move to Anfield Stadium.
The Frenchman was close to joining Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool last month but the deal failed to materialize due to Lyon’s last-minute change of mind.
The Ligue 1 side had earlier shown their desire to sanction the player’s move to the Merseyside club ahead of the upcoming season but the surprisingly blocked the deal from pushing through due to some reasons best known to them.
When contacted by reporters over his reaction to his failed switch to Liverpool, Fekir revealed that he wouldn’t want to talk about that as he is focused on helping France to the World Cup glory.
According to the 25-year-old, he is in Russia with his national teammates and he has no time to talk about personal life or affair.
“You know I am here with France, I am happy, and I am not here to discuss my personal situation. We will see about all that later.” the Lyon midfielder told reporters.
It was reported via the Sun that Liverpool were reluctant to capture the Frenchman’s signature due to the knee injury which ruled him out action for more than two years, though he’s returned to full fitness.
While commenting on his knee, Fekir revealed that he is back and even better than he was before he got injured in 2015. He told reporters that his knee his stronger and more active than it used to be.
“My knee is super-good. We work a lot on it, we reinforce it. But I honestly feel like before my injury.” he said – Express.co.uk.
However, Le’ Equipe claim that Lyon prevented Fekir from joining Liverpool last month because they want the player’s value to increase after the World Cup in Russia.
He still has a contract that runs till 2020 but his £53m release clause could be triggered by the Reds after the summer World Cup.