Over the coming years, Liverpool have identified OGC Nice’s Khephren Thuram as a potential recruit in midfield. A year after a stellar term for Jurgen Klopp’s side, the storm that the squad has subsided to little more than a breeze, and reinforcements are key to the team’s future success.
Liverpool are reportedly in discussions over a move for the €20m (£18m) Thuram. He could provide the tools to help Liverpool return to prominence.
Thuram’s ilk could be the catalyst for the Reds’ surge into the league if the midfield can regain the poise and intensity that has been intrinsically woven into Klopp’s side.
Khephren Thuram to Liverpool?
During his 27 appearances this season for the club, the 21-year-old has scored six goals. He also provided five assists, consistently displaying a maturity and composure that has captivated the crowd.
Even though Nice sit in 10th place in the league, their 20 goals shipping are unbeatable. According to Sofascore, Thuram has an average Ligue 1 rating of 6.96. His stats include 1.3 tackles and 0.8 interceptions per match. He is often the anchor of the midfield and provides respite to defenders. These stats are enough to catch the attention of Liverpool.
Also, Patrick Vieira praised Thuram for his “hard-working” approach when he managed the club, and he could serve as an alternative to Frenkie de Jong, who is reportedly being heavily coveted by Manchester United as well as Liverpool in recent months.
In Barca’s quest to win the Spanish La Liga title this season, De Jong has been vital, but he would likely cost an exorbitant amount of money to remove him from the club.
There is no reason Liverpool manager Klopp cannot mold Thuram with his own clay as he continues to develop his game. Klopp can make him develop his skill and then finally release a player who is born with the natural ability. If properly guided, Thuram will surely emulate De Jong, one of the most outstanding European players.
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