It remains to be confirmed the exact reasoning behind the sudden collapse of Fekir's transfer, but should it be that Liverpool sought a cheaper price at the 11th hour given the Frenchman's past injuries, it appears unlikely to please the Anfield faithful.
Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by many media about the transfer of Nabil Faulkner to the Liverpool club.
Liverpool, it seems, remain keen despite Lyon resisting their efforts to prise Fekir away.
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But Fekir has previously had serious knee problems, suffering a cruciate ligament rupture in his right leg in September 2015. He is in France's World Cup squad.
However, Lyon said on Saturday that talks about the potential transfer of their captain "had not succeeded".
"Although Liverpool have been Nabil's priority among a number of offers from ambitious clubs, Lyon are overjoyed that they can count on the presence of their captain, who will be a significant part of their 2018-19 season as they enter the Champions League after finishing in third".
France forward Fekir has always been linked with a big-money move to Anfield and enjoyed a stellar campaign in France's top flight this season - scoring 18 goals and supplying a further eight assists.