Martin Tyler got Liverpool fans excited with what he said about Fekir during commentary

France are the new champions of the world.

After a thrilling World Cup tournament, Les Bleus emerged victorious following their 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow.

With events in Russia now at an end, football fans can switch their attention back to the transfer market.

During the World Cup, there were a few big moves and the market is expected to kick into overdrive in the next month.

One of France’s squad is still deeply involved in a transfer saga, with Lyon’s Nabil Fekir still thought to be keen on a move to Liverpool.

Prior to the World Cup, Fekir was on the brink of a switch to Anfield, reportedly even conducting his first interview with LFC TV.

However, Lyon moved swiftly to deny the move but fans have been quietly optimistic that Liverpool would try and get him again.

And supporters couldn’t quite believe what famous commentator Martin Tyler said about the Fekir deal live on Australian TV.

On commentary for SBS Australia, Tyler said: “The reason Fekir hasn’t moved already from Lyon to Liverpool is the structuring of the deal.

“Liverpool a bit suspicious about a problem that surfaced in a medical. They will take him, but payments will have to be in stages. He has proved his availability of a regular basis.”

Where on earth did that come from?!

Had it been any other commentator, the words would have instantly been dismissed.

But given Tyler’s standing in the football world and his connections with all those at Sky Sports, there may be some serious truth in there.

Naturally, Liverpool fans got a little bit excited.

LIVERPOOL FANS REACT

It’s probably the most bizarre twist yet in the Fekir saga.

Despite the fact Jurgen Klopp’s side announced the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri a few days back, a move for the Frenchman would still be hugely beneficial.

Fekir would give the squad depth in a variety of positions and would be a huge upgrade on pretty much most of the players available to the manager.