After Fekir woes, Klopp must make Hakim Ziyech Liverpool's new target

Hakim Ziyech of Ajax looks on during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Liverpool missed out on Lyon star Nabil Fekir over the weekend.

Hakim Ziyech of Ajax looks on during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Liverpool's summer transfer plans were thrown into chaos last weekend when a seemingly imminent deal for Lyon star Nabil Fekir ended up falling through.

The Reds saw the deal collapse after weeks of negotiations, and with Lyon now refusing to do business, it seems hugely unlikely that the French international will end up at Anfield after all.

Manager Jurgen Klopp may now look to alternative targets, and whilst the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Moses Simon and Gelson Martins have been mentioned, one player should certainly be on Klopp's radar.

Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir reacts after missing a goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais and OGC Nice, on May 19, 2018, at the Groupama Stadium in...

Ajax star Hakim Ziyech is a target for the Reds according to Calciomercato, and the Reds must keep tabs on his progress at the World Cup ahead of a potential bid this summer.

Ziyech, 25, has been a star of Dutch football for many years now, firstly with Heerenveen and Twente before moving on to Ajax in 2016, where he has excelled.

The Moroccan international – tipped to star at this summer's World Cup – hit nine goals and 15 assists this past season, and looks destined to leave the Amsterdam club this summer for a big move elsewhere.

Morocco's midfielder Hakim Ziyech looks on prior to the friendly football match between Morocco and Ukraine at the Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva on May 31, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice...

Ziyech has creative ability and a superb left foot, just like Fekir, and his ability from set pieces makes him a hugely dangerous prospect both in terms of creating chances and scoring goals.

Able to play out wide, as an attacking midfielder or even as a false 9, Ziyech has similar flexibility to Fekir too, and Klopp should certainly be pursuing the Moroccan star this summer after dazzling in the Netherlands.

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