Nabil Fekir gave Liverpool fans a glimpse of what they could be getting this summer as he provided a superb assist in Lyon’s final league game of the season.
The Frenchman was at hand to help ease nerves as he expertly set up Memphis Depay for his side’s equaliser against Nice.
Depay went on to complete a hat-trick in the 3-2 win to lead Lyon to a third-place finish in Ligue 1 and Champions League qualification.
Fekir’s moment of individual quality arrived in the 47th minute as he swivelled on the ball inside the box before dragging his marker wide and squaring for Depay to tap in from close range.
Nabil Fekir assist tonight for Lyon. Quality 🔥🔥
— Anfield Press (@AnfieldPress) May 19, 2018
It proved a timely insight into his talent as a technician alongside the scoring prowess demonstrated by his 22 goals in 38 appearances across all competitions this season.
An eighth league assist reaffirmed his potential to thrive in an interchanging attacking system at Liverpool that thrives on forwards contributing in both the build up play and with the finishing touches.
The 24-year-old’s catalogue of attacking expertise has hinted at the prospect of him becoming an adequate alternative for Roberto Firmino, as well as a figure capable of compensating for the creativity lost with Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona.
An added intensity and aggression to his approach similarly makes him well-suited to Liverpool’s pressing from the front.
Reports from France on Saturday evening have suggested a deal worth £62million is now close to completion.