Reds manager Jurgen Klopp was said to have sought out a second opinion over Nabil Fekir knee problems according to reports.
Fekir was widely expected to arrive Anfield as both Lyon and Liverpool seeming agreeing to a deal, with the French playmaker poised for a medical in France.
However, the Reds were understood to have put plugs on the deal as Manager Jurgen Klopp was reportedly concerned his knee problems which showed during the medical could recur in the nearest future.
But recent reports have emerged that not to be the case but rather the German manager sought advice from third parties which led to the deal falling through at the last minute much to the relief to the Ligue 1 club who issued a statement thereafter stating they would be still reliant on their captain in regardless of the transfer saga.
The midfielder missed seven matches last term having suffered his third serious knee injury in as many seasons. But speaking to reporters prior to France opening match against Peru, Fekir insists nothing was wrong with his knee
’’ My knee is super good, we work on it, we reinforced it. But I honestly feel like before my injury – team talk.
Klopp has appeared to have swiftly moved on and is reportedly eyeing up Sporting Lisbon’s Gelson Martins and Flamengo’s Lucas Paqueta as viable alternatives to Fekir.