Now manager Jurgen Klopp will be assessing if the Fekir deal can proceed or Liverpool must switch to alternative targets as they continue the hunt for a new No 10. Fekir seemed to fit the bill.
One midfielder leaving Liverpool is Emre Can after the club confirmed the end of his Anfield career. The midfielder is preparing to join Juventus on a free transfer.
The German was unable to agree a new deal and departs after a four year stay on Merseyside. Liverpool have already replaced him with Fabinho.