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Report: Liverpool considered £44m Marcus Thuram before signing Diogo Jota

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Report: Liverpool considered £44m Marcus Thuram before signing Diogo Jota

Liverpool have considered a move for Borussia Monchengladbach striker, Marcus Thuram, with El Pais claiming the Reds sounded out the Frenchman in the summer.

Thuram, 23, scored twice last night in the Champions League as ‘Gladbach drew 2-2 with Real Madrid. A late comeback from the Spanish giants giving them a share of the spoils.

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German outlet Express.de claimed back in April that Liverpool were interested in a potential move for Thuram, with a £44m fee mentioned at the time for the striker.

And El Pais now claims that Liverpool did indeed follow that interest up through the summer, before eventually turning their attentions towards Diogo Jota of Wolves.

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Thuram score eleven times for the German outfit last season and has been capped at under-21 level by France, although a move into the full squad has eluded him thus far.

Jota, on the other hand, scored Liverpool’s 10,000th goal last night as the Reds won out against FC Midtjylland in the Champions League.

 

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Jurgen Klopp picked a much changed side last night, dropping his usual front three or four and playing the likes of Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri.

However, options in terms of a striker are limited when you look beyond Origi and Firmino, so a move for Thuram is still something the club might keep an eye on going into the next few windows.

The Frenchman is a massive talent. If he can continue to impress as he did last night against the very best opposition, this will only enhance his reputation further.

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