Nabil Fekir’s reported Liverpool interview ahead of a proposed £53m move from Lyon has turned out to be fake.
The France international was on the verge of joining the Reds last summer but the move collapsed due to concerns over a previous injury.
That only occurred after reportedly conducting an interview with LFCTV, with a quote claiming to be from Fekir seen on the video.
It read: "I’m really happy to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size."
The veracity of the footage remained in doubt though, with a Twitter account called @AyJayVids claiming to have the full video.
Reports insist there was an interview conducted by LFCTV, but that the screen grab of the interview that surfaced on social media was not it.
Now that same account has revealed the whole thing was a hoax, with a video posted to show how the image of Fekir was edited onto another player, thought to be Xherdan Shaqiri.
The 25-year-old has hit three goals and three assists in eight games in all competitions so far this season.
A dazzling display at the Etihad in the Champions League to down Manchester City showed just what Liverpool are missing.
Klopp could return for Fekir in January to further boost the Reds’ title challenge.
Whilst the German’s squad appears strong, their midfield seems to lack the guile and creativity that Fekir would provide.
Certainly Klopp has failed to directly replace Philippe Coutinho since his January move to Barcelona.
Fekir will be back in action against Nimes on Friday night.
Lyon have started the season slowly, sitting sixth in the table, 13 points behind PSG in Ligue 1.
Meanwhile the Reds are joint-top of the Premier League with Manchester City and Chelsea, but after the impact of Virgil van Dijk last January, another big mid-season buy could push them on to reach their goals this season.
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