Fekir can play in a number of attacking positions
Nabil Fekir could be competing with Roberto Firmino for a place in Liverpool’s starting XI should he sign for the Reds, according to a French football expert.
Fekir has been linked with a move to Merseyside for a fee believed to be in excess of £60million.
However, despite his clear talents, many are unsure about where the France international would slot into the team.
Liverpool have been extremely potent going forward, with their front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino causing all sorts of problems for defences in the 2017/18 campaign.
The Reds’ attack used to be referred to as the ‘Fab Four’, however, that band was broken up when Philippe Coutinho moved to Barcelona in January.
But despite his initial suggestion Fekir could play in Firmino’s false 9 spot, L’Equipe journalist Erik Bielderman conceded that Fekir playing in the no.10 role previously occupied by Coutinho would be the most likely position for the potential new signing to play.
Bielderman told talkSPORT 2’s Hugh Wizzy: “We do believe that it [Fekir’s move to Liverpool] is going to happen.
“I’m not going to tell you it’s going to happen on a very short basis but it should because it seems quite obvious from the Lyon camp and the Fekir camp, Liverpool is really the first choice.
“He’s a playmaker, he’s a creative player so you know you have to use him in a central position behind one or two strikers.
“He’s not what he was a couple of years ago. He’s not a right-winger.
“I don’t know if it’s going to work with Firmino but it could work for Jurgen Klopp to use him in that position.”