According to Nabil Fekir Liverpool lied about his knee injury and that’s why the proposed move to the Reds fell apart.
When Nabil Fekir was playing for Lyon, Liverpool wanted his services.
This was in the summer of 2018 and after the Frenchman’s medical the deal fell through.
“Lots of lies were told and they affected me,” he told L’Equipe.
“Especially those told about my family. It hurt them and me. Especially when you know that’s what is being told is false.”
“What was said is not the truth. My knee is good – I had a quick medical check at Clairefontaine – my knee wasn’t even mentioned. If my knee had been in such a bad state, would [Lyon chairman Jean-Michel] Aulas have made [an offer to keep me]?” he commented.
“But the worst thing is the idea that people could suggest that it’s because of my family that the transfer didn’t happen. It’s a lie. But you have to live with it.”
“You want the truth? Even I don’t know – I promise you! I did my medical and then [Liverpool] decided not to sign me. At some point, they wanted to have me believe it was because of my knee – but an excuse needed to be found,” he added.
“The medical tests that I did at Clairefontaine were very clear – my knee is perfectly fine and I feel fine. There are no issues at all with my knee.”
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