Laurent Koscielny's Assessment Of Nabil Fekir Will Interest Liverpool Fans
In the very near future Nabil Fekir will be a Liverpool player. When exactly we aren't sure but it looks almost certain to be true. So Liverpool fans will be interested what a teammate and future opponent thinks of the forward.
Liverpool have one of the best and scariest attacking forces in Europe right now. That front three of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane gives the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City a real run for their money.
The trio helped Jurgen Klopp's team to score 84 Premier League goals last season, only beaten by Manchester City and their quite ludicrous season.
However a lack of depth in several key areas, including up front, is what saw them finish only fourth in the league and run out of steam in the Champions League final.
Klopp has already started to redress the problem with Naby Keita and Fabinho confirmed as signing and now Nabil Fekir looks certain to join from Lyon.
But what exactly to expect from the French forward? Speaking in 2016, via Four Four Two, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny gave a glowing reference of his France teammate, saying:
"Nabil has got huge technical skills.
"He's a bit like Messi with his small steps when he runs with the ball in one-on-one.
"He was slowed down a bit with his terrible injury, but he's slowly coming back to his best level. He's able to make a difference on the pitch, with a good one-on-one or with an assist or a goal.
"He's a young player who needs to be happy in his club and his national team. He's a very nice guy, so we hope he'll improve to become a great player."
Considering some people spent a good portion of last season comparing how Mo Salah plays with how Lionel Messi goes about his business the very idea of the Reds having a second player like that will scare the sides around them in England.
The 24 year old scored 18 goals as Lyon finished third in Ligue 1 last season and earned themselves Champions League football for next season.
However the lure of playing in Europe's premier club competition with his hometown club doesn't seem to have been enough to keep him in France.
It's thought that he has already passed a medical at Anfield and will sign in the next day or so, as Koscielny says that's very good news for the Reds.