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Liverpool Set For £35m Battle With Arsenal For This Bundesliga Winger: What Will He Add To Klopp’s Team?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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According to a recent report by the Sun, Liverpool are prepared to launch a move to secure the signature of Borussia Monchengladbach winger Thorgan Hazard in the upcoming summer transfer window. However, the same source has also mentioned that the Reds will face stiff competition from Arsenal in pursuit of the £35m-rated Bundesliga talent, who wants to leave the German top-flight at the end of this campaign.

Hazard’s Success In The Bundesliga This Season

The 26-year-old has enjoyed another outstanding season in the top tier of German football after he put in a series of eye-catching displays at Borussia-Park during this campaign. He has featured in 31 matches for the Bundesliga team this term, scoring 12 times while providing 11 assists across all competitions.

The La Louviere born attacker has also represented Belgium at various youth levels and is also a key member of Roberto Martinez’s national side having featured in 21 international matches while scoring three goals for his nation thus far.

A talent of Hazard’s calibre could benefit Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead of the new season. The Reds have lacked depth in their squad this season as evidenced by their performances in the domestic cup competitions. The Belgian sensation will not only add more depth to the Liverpool squad but will also increase competition for places within Klopp’s senior team.

What Will The Bundesliga Star Add To Klopp’s Side?

Hazard is quite pacey on the flanks and can travel with the ball for long distances in the opposition half much like his brother Eden, who plays at Chelsea. The Belgian can also pass the ball accurately and is capable of scoring goals or providing assists in the attacking third of the pitch.

The addition of the Bundesliga wing wizard will undoubtedly bolster Klopp’s attacking options at Anfield. However, there are still some concerns over whether he would be able to cope with the physical demands of English top-flight football.

Should The Reds Sign Hazard?

Thus, the Reds should do everything in their power to lure the Belgian prospect to Anfield in this off-season. At 26, he is about to embark upon the peak years of his career which the Merseyside outfit could look to benefit from over the next few years.

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