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Liverpool Are Being Linked To This OGC Nice Midfielder: Should Klopp Bring Him Abaord?

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According to a report by Liverpool Echo, the Merseyside club continues to be strongly linked with midfielders from across Europe, including Khephren Thuram. In a comprehensive analysis, Liverpool writer Neil Jones explores the possibility that the Merseyside club‘s interest in the OGC Nice midfielder extends beyond mere speculation1  in France.

Stating in a podcast that “Liverpool really like [Thuram] as a player. There’s something in him I think they see, you know, he’s an unusual or, I should say, rare sort of type of midfielder. He’s so physically imposing, but he’s [also] got great footballing skill and massive technical quality.”

Thuram’s Campaign With The French Outfit This Season

The touted young midfielder had produced some remarkable performances for the French outfit in the central areas. He has made 39 appearances finding the back of the net on two occasions and picking up four assists across multiple competitions.

The French talent has been consistent and reliable in the midfield areas after averaging 1.1 shots, 1.0 key passes, 1.3 dribbles, 1.5 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 0.9 clearances per game in Ligue 1. He has also been exceptional while d instructing the ball to his teammates after completing 86.9% of his attempted passes in the French top flight (stats via whoscored).

Khephren Thuram of OGC Nice linked to Liverpool
Strasbourg’s French midfielder Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (R) fights for the ball with Nice’s French midfielder Khephren Thuram (L) during the French L1 football match between RC Strasbourg Alsace (RCSA) and OGC Nice at Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, eastern France, on May 13, 2023. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP) (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images)

Should Jurgen Klopp Bring Him To Liverpool?

Khephren Thuram presents an intriguing option for Jurgen Klopp’s side. His physical presence, technical quality, and versatility make him an attractive prospect, aligning with the club’s playing style and requirements.

The 22-year-old has a lot of room for improvement, and with the Reds looking to revamp their midfield this summer, inviting a youngster to the ranks would bring more stability as he could develop and grow into a first-team player in the foreseeable future.

If the Anfield club can secure his signature, Thuram has the potential to provide a significant boost to Liverpool’s midfield options and contribute to their future success.

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