Liverpool have been a different animal in the transfer market over the last 12 months or so.
The Reds moved quickly to seal the £75m signing of Virgil van Dijk in January, a capture which elevated their entire season and they’ve already acted quickly this summer.
Just 48 hours after their 3-1 defeat in the Champions League final v Real Madrid, Liverpool announced the signing of Fabinho from Monaco for around £44m.
The Reds beat bitter rivals Manchester United to the Brazilian, with Naby Keita set to arrive from Germany on July 1 to further bolster the midfield.
Not bad and Liverpool fans will be even more ecstatic if they can pull off the signing of Lyon’s star forward Nabil Fekir.
The Frenchman is widely regarded as one of the best in the business after a stunning Ligue 1 campaign, scoring 18 goals and notching eight assists in 30 games.
Fekir has reportedly told Lyon he is keen on the move, with Liverpool clearly willing to meet their €60m valuation – although, it could end up costing them more.
And Reds fans were getting pretty excited after one of Fekir’s friends appeared to post a rather revealing Instagram. You can see it below.
Fekir looks to be done, his best mate posted a picture of him in a Liverpool shirt on instagram pic.twitter.com/uO1KM5fmM5
— Lemuel (@LHervie14) June 2, 2018
On the face of it, it may look insignificant, but the facts behind it really do speak volumes.
Firstly, the user is one of only 90 that Fekir himself follows and it appears the two are close after one Twitter user noticed the Frenchman liking several posts.
Dunno how close they are, but Willis is one of only 90 people that Fekir follows on Instagram. He liked lots of Willis' posts that have absolutely nothing to do with him. #LFC pic.twitter.com/19xXBtrzOm
— TomITK (@VigilantVanDijk) June 2, 2018
In the modern day where social media is so important in the game, this appears to be a pretty significant post with regards to the Fekir saga.
Liverpool would ideally like to have the whole situation resolved before the World Cup commences, with Fekir likely to play a pivotal role for Les Bleus.
The fear on Merseyside is that the mercurial talent’s price could increase if he performs like he has been for Lyon over in Russia.