'The window will be long'.
One mistake on a sufficiently grand stage can be enough to tarnish a career forever and while most do sympathize with the 24-year-old Liverpool man Loris Karius, the cost of messing up in such a high-profile matchup could well be too much to see him line out for the Reds again next season.
In good news, however, the Fekir's agent Jean-Pierre Bernes delivered this update on interest in his client: "There is no contact with Bayern".
France beat Italy 2-1 on Friday night to continue their World Cup preparations after a 2-0 victory against Republic of Ireland earlier in the week.
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He told Le Progres: "I did not leave Marseille (this weekend), I am with my family.
Other clubs could show interest".
Bernes claimed that while "Liverpool's interest exists", the two clubs are yet to agree a deal for Fakir, who is expected to move for around £60 million.
Fekir is now with the France squad for the upcoming World Cup having earned his place in Didier Deschamps' 23-man roster.
Liverpool have already moved quickly to strengthen their squad ahead of next season, with the £39million arrival of midfielder Fabinho from Monaco following on from the previously agreed £48million move for RB Leipzig's Naby Keita.