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Liverpool receive Xherdan Shaqiri encouragement

13 June 2018

Lyon called off negotiations for the sale of Fekir after Liverpool tried to renegotiate the terms of the transfer after issues arose during the course of the forward's medical on Saturday.

Mohamed Salah has allegedly threatened to quit Liverpool following the Reds' failure to sign Nabil Fekir, according to a shock report from Spain.

Liverpool may well decide to go after a different player and there are plenty who could take their fancy.

Lyon confirmed they had pulled out of talks with Liverpool in a statement reading: "Olympique Lyonnais informs that negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the Lyon captain have not been successful and Lyon have chose to bring an end to these negotiations".

Though Klopp will be able to count on midfield reinforcements in the form of former Leipzig no. 8 Naby Keita and Fabinho come the new season, work still needs to be done.

According to the Mirror, Liverpool's interest is genuine and they will step up their pursuit of the Switzerland global when he returns home from the World Cup.

Last week, talk began of Liverpool's interest in wantaway Stoke City man Xherdan Shaqiri, with a £12m release clause said to exist in his contract that can be activated if the club was relegated.

The tournament will represent a decent opportunity to scout new players, although the concern is that anyone who shines will suddenly become much more expensive.

Liverpool receive Xherdan Shaqiri encouragement