Klopp to reassess goalkeeper plans as Liverpool concede defeat over Alisson

  • Klopp to reassess goalkeeper plans as Liverpool concede defeat over Alisson

Klopp to reassess goalkeeper plans as Liverpool concede defeat over Alisson

With Fekir expected to have been announced as the club's third new arrival of the summer on Friday, this was a crippling blow, with Lyon releasing a statement ending negotiations the following evening.

And the Anfield faithful have insisted to the club on Twitter that if they were able to land the 26-year-old, who was reportedly on Tottenham Hotspur's radar 12 months ago, then, and possibly only then, would they feel they had gained a player of similar ilk to Fekir.

The Brazilian keeper has been rumoured to join a host of top European clubs, including Chelsea and Real Madrid.

However, there could be another major twist in the Fekir saga yet.

And according to the Daily Mirror, Klopp has no desire to pay anywhere near what Roma are asking for.

Maddock adds weight to that theory, claiming it is now Lyon who will be looking to revive the deal, and "have looked at ways of restructuring" that to "reflect concerns" over his fitness.

"The onus is now on their president Jean-Michel Aulas to come up with an agreement which can bring Liverpool back to the table, and while that remains a distant prospect, it is not impossible with the player still desperate for an Anfield switch, and Klopp still keen".

He will hope to have a greater impact with Switzerland as they get their World Cup campaign under way on June 17 against Brazil, before facing Serbia and Costa Rica on June 22 and 27 respectively.

If they were to somehow resurrect the deal, what a signing he could turn out to be.

There has been widespread speculation over the breakdown of Liverpool's deal for Fekir, including the suggestion it could be related to a financial disagreement.