Liverpool opinion: Thorgan Hazard would be the ideal summer signing for Liverpool
DH (h/t Liverpool Echo) reports that the Reds are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Thorgan Hazard.
The 26-year-old has enjoyed another fruitful season for the Bundesliga side with 12 goals and 9 assists in all competitions.
The former Chelsea youngster is also a regular for the Belgian national side and plays alongside his brother Eden. The report claims that Thorgan has just one more year left on his current deal, and is valued at around £35m, which isn’t an extremely high price in today’s market.
Versatile, creative and with an eye for goal
Liverpool have two of the best wingers in the world. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah would be difficult to displace from the starting XI in most games, and that could be one fear that Hazard might have.
The Belgian has mostly played on the wings and has six goals from the wide positions this season.
However, the 26-year-old has also played as a central attacking midfielder, and that could be where Klopp might use him next season.
The Belgian has also played on the right-hand side of the midfield this season, thus giving the manager the scope to mix things up with regards to Hazard’s position in the team.
The 26-year-old has an eye for goal too, with 12 strikes in all competitions and a couple more for the national side.
Liverpool have missed goals from the midfield this season, and that has been masked by the form of Mane, Salah, and the great work done by the defence.
Xherdan Shaqiri is a player similar in terms of position and ability when compared to Hazard, however, the Swiss seems to be low down the pecking order at the moment.
Klopp prefers to play Divock Origi off the bench rather than Shaqiri, and we could do with more competition and cover for our wide men.
The Reds have been a little fortunate that Salah and Mane have not picked up serious injuries, and with Champions League games coming next season too, we should have quality attacking options.
Adam Lallana has had his injury troubles while Naby Keita is still getting to grips with the English game.
Liverpool should have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in full flow next season as his recovery from a knee injury continues, but Hazard could be a perfect player for our attack.
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He is quick, creative and is known for his passing ability. The Reds have struggled to break down certain defences this season and having someone like Hazard in the team would provide us with that additional spark we need in certain games.