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Liverpool interested in Khephren Thuram swoop

Liverpool have been linked with several midfielders ahead of the January transfer window and now a new potential transfer target has been identified.

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According to journalist Hrach Khachatryan, Liverpool are one of three Premier League clubs interested in signing OGC Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram in 2023.

Khachatryan tweeted:

“Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram is linked with Premier League move. Chelsea, Newcastle, and Liverpool are interested.”

Klopp could land his own Mac Allister

There is no doubt that bolstering the squad at Anfield would be hugely advantageous for Jurgen Klopp ahead of the second half of the season since they have suffered their worst start to a Premier League campaign in a decade.

The Reds are currently sixth in the league table after a string of inconsistent performances over their first 16 outings and are currently 12 points adrift from Arsenal who comfortably occupies the top spot in the top flight at present.

The midfield at Anfield are set for several changes over the coming months with James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to leave the club in the summer of 2023 – as it stands – so the signing of Thuram could be the perfect opportunity to strengthen in January.

Over 16 Ligue One appearances, the 21-year-old Frenchman – who is the son of World Cup winner Lillian Thuram – has registered two assists, successfully completed 68% of his dribbles and tallied up an 89% pass accuracy so far, as well as averaging 1.4 tackles and 2.9 duels won per game.

Not only that, Klopp could land his very own Alexis Mac Allister as the World Cup winner has been named as one of the most comparable midfielders to Thuram over the last 12 months, according to FBref.

The positional peers have shown many similarities in their output in the centre of the pitch over the season so far including pass completion rate (87.4% v 88%), shot-creating actions per 90 minutes (2.08 v 2.22), goal-creating actions (0.27 v 0.21) and blocks (10 v 13).

Liverpool were linked earlier this week with a move for Brighton & Hove Albion‘s Mac Allister who would reportedly cost €35m – €40m (£31m- £35m) to secure his signature, however, the powers at Anfield could potentially sign a very similar player in Thuram for over half the price with the OGC Nice talent – who was hailed “perfect” by Alex Jaquin – set to cost around €20m (£17m).

Should Liverpool sign Khephren Thuram?

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With that being said, the signing of Thuram would be a great piece of business for Liverpool and could be the perfect player to improve the performances in the centre of the pitch over the remainder of their Premier League campaign.