Liverpool have their eyes on two Borussia Monchengladbach stars this summer, with claims that the Premier League leaders are keen on midfielder Denis Zakaria followed up by a report of the club's interest in striker Marcus Thuram.
The Reds, along with Man Utd have been touted as possible suitors for Gladbach midfield star Zakaria in recent weeks, while a new report from Germany claims that Jurgen Klopp's side are also keen on the club's 22-year-old forward.
Thuram joined Gladbach from French side Guingamp following their relegation to Ligue 2 in the summer of 2019.
The French striker has had a hand in 19 goals this season in all competitions, scoring 10 and creating nine.
This form has not gone unnoticed, and according to German news outlet Express.de, Thuram has emerged as a target for Liverpool.
The forward is the son of World Cup winner and France centurion Lilian Thuram, and could command a transfer fee of at least £44m.
Thuram is currently contracted to Gladbach until 2023, and has the added privilege of being represented by the notorious Mino Raiola, which could make any summer transfer activity extra fun.
The youngster is a versatile forward, who can be deployed as a lone striker or out wide, meaning he would be capable of slotting into Jürgen Klopp's fluid front three.
According to Sports Lens, Thuram was a target of Everton, Arsenal and Newcastle in the 2019 summer transfer window, prior to his €12m move to Gladbach.
Liverpool's primary target for this summer's transfer window - should it go ahead, coronavirus permitting - is RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who is two years Thuram's senior, and is expected to cost in excess of £50m.
Like Werner, Thuram would be a vintage Klopp signing; he is more affordable than the likes of Kylian Mbappé and Jadon Sancho, and is not yet the finished article.
The pandemic means the domestic season may have to be completed in the summer, and there has been no indication on how this will impact the transfer window.
Liverpool are not willing to dive into transfer dealings until there is clarity surrounding the window.