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‘I spoke with Jurgen Klopp, he loved me’ - Nabil Fekir’s comments on his failed transfer to Liverpool

By Charles Cornwall

‘I spoke with Jurgen Klopp, he loved me’ - Nabil Fekir’s comments on his failed transfer to Liverpool

Paul Joyce sent the Liverpool fanbase into ecstasy when he tweeted that the club was to seal the French international.

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Many Liverpool fans will fondly remember the summer transfer window of 2018 for what could have been regarding potential Philippe Coutinho replacement Nabil Fekir who was 'all but done' in terms of signing on the dotted line for Liverpool. They were excited about the arrival of the French international from Olympique Lyonnais, after a season that saw him score 23 goals and gain eight assists in the process in 40 games for the French side.

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Speaking to Movistar+ via The Mirror and As, quoted by the LFC Transfer Room Twitter account Nabil Fekir has again commented on the transfer saga and his disappointment in not signing for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side.

He said: "Everything was closed. I passed all the interviews, I spoke with Jurgen Klopp, he told me that he loved me It was all done, when we were about to sign, there were problems with my representative and the negotiation broke down."

Fekir was disappointed

"Of course I was disappointed not to go to Liverpool, very disappointed because Liverpool is a great club. I met Jurgen Klopp, and it went well. After meeting him, I wanted to join Liverpool even more. He’s a good person. It was really difficult to deal with for me"

Fekir has since moved onto pastures' new signing for Real Betis in July 2019 for a fee of £17.78million. In 118 outings for the Spanish side, Fekir has found the goal 22 times and gained 23 assists in the process.

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