Liverpool fans react to collapsed Loic Remy deal

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There’s been a mixed response from Liverpool fans on social media on Sunday afternoon following the news that the Reds’ move for Loic Remy is off.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, September 30, 2013: Newcastle United's Loic Remy celebrates scoring the second goal against Everton during the Premiership match at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

French international Remy is reported to have failed his medical in the USA ahead the USA of the proposed £8.5 million move from QPR due to a heart condition.

The news is yet to be confirmed by club or player, though many media outlets on both sides of the pond are reporting the news.

BBC Sport‘s Ben Smith writes:

They had planned to give Remy the number seven shirt and he had waited in the US for the best part of a week for the deal to be confirmed. The move will not be resurrected and Remy now faces the prospect of a return to QPR.

The collapse of the deal has provoked reactions of disappointment and confusion amongst some fans:

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Liverpool may now look back to the transfer market for an alternative striker, with some fans speculating that French forward Alexandre Lacazette will become Brendan Rodgers’ new target.

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Whilst some believe Rodgers will look again to Swansea City forward Wilfried Bony:

There was some good news for Liverpool on Sunday however, with their £20 million deal for Southampton defender Dejan Lovren set to be completed by Monday, according to Jamie Carragher:

Who would you like to see Liverpool try to sign after missing out on Remy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, or in our Liverpool FC Forums.

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