first_img predicted RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Fekir looked set to be announced as a Liverpool player on Saturday, with a fee agreed between the Merseysiders and Lyon, the 24-year-old’s current club. He had reportedly put pen to paper on a five-year contract worth around £140,000-a-week. 2 Nabil Fekir was so confident of completing a transfer to Liverpool he had already chosen his new shirt number.This is according to L’Equipe, who say the deal was so far along Liverpool had invited Fekir, the France attacker, to decide which number he would want to wear playing for the Anfield club. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence REVEALED possible standings Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Fekir looked certain to move to Liverpool before Lyon pulled the plug on the deal England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won LATEST LIVERPOOL NEWS Fekir wears the number 18 for current club Lyon silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures However, Lyon released a statement on Saturday announcing that the move was off.It read: “Olympique Lyonnais informs that the negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the captain of OL have not succeeded and that Olympique Lyonnais has decided to put an end to this negotiation tonight.“Although the club Liverpool has been the priority of a possible transfer of Nabil, Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to be able to count on the presence of [our] captain who is a leading rookie for 2018/2019 during which the club will play the Champions League.”Reports suggest issues arose when Fekir, who has suffered injury problems in the past, underwent his medical. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker It is not stated what number Fekir had chosen to wear at Anfield, though 18, the number he has for Lyon, is currently taken by Alberto Moreno. smart causal REVEALED huge blow last_img