With the decision of around 30 midfielders who continued to support the team, including James Milner, Jordan Henderson, and Fabinho, to leave Anfield, Liverpool implemented a midfield restructuring, which was said to be the cause of last season’s poor performance.
After an early decision to acquire Alexis Mac Allister, the names of various midfield targets continued to emerge and disappear. France U-21 midfielder Khéphren Thuram was the leading candidate, with daily reports of his movements, and he was said to be close to joining Liverpool for a period of time.
Eventually, Liverpool acquired Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig. After that, the renewal of the midfield was completed to a certain extent with the addition of Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch, as well as some young players.
However, they may still have their eyes on the midfielders. According to TuttoMercato, Liverpool remains interested in the Nice midfielder and is in pole position in the battle for the job. Rivals are believed to be Newcastle and Juventus.
With the national captain already 30 years old, further reinforcement of the defensive midfielder is conceivable. And while it would not be surprising if Liverpool continued to pursue the 22-year-old midfielder, who has excellent physical and athletic ability, further acquisitions are not realistic immediately after adding four players.
The top priority at the moment is to reinforce the left-back position and the reserve right-back position, so it seems unlikely that the limited budget will be directed to the midfield… Will they ever enter the battle for Khéphren Thuram again?