Liverpool eyeing move for in-demand Bundesliga forward

Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram was a target for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to Movistar’s Alain Valnegri, who backs up reports from earlier this year that the Anfield outfit were looking at the Frenchman.

The Reds were determined to add to their forward line this transfer market and provide much-needed competition for the likes of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Ultimately they sealed a deal for Wolves star Diogo Jota, but before that deal was finalised they were linked to several forwards around the continent.

One of them was Marcus, who has emerged as one of the hot properties in Europe after breaking through in his homeland in 2017/18.

That year saw the Frenchman scoring four goals and registering three assists for Guingamp, a tally Marcus surpassed the following year with 13 goals and one assist across all competitions.

That earned him a transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach where he has continued to impress, netting 14 goals and registering nine assists across all competitions last season.

Indeed, those showings appeared to have earned him interest from the PL, with Liverpool and Manchester United both mentioned in March.

Alain has now backed up those claims, at least in terms of the PL champions, claiming Thuram was an option this summer.

“For me, Marcus is destined for a top club. He already sounded for Liverpool this summer,” Movistar commentator told El Pais.

“He has skill, he shoots, he’s a huge power, he’s a dribbler, and he moves well in tight spaces.

“He’s always been a left-winger, but in Germany, he’s started to get behind the front, and coming up from the second line he is very dangerous.”