Borussia Mönchengladbach star Marcus Thuram was a target for Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to Movistar commentator Alain Valnegri, who backs up claims from earlier this year that the Reds were looking at the Frenchman.

Liverpool were determined to add to their forward line this summer and provide much-needed competition for the likes of Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Ultimately they secured a deal for Wolves star Diogo Jota, but before that deal was completed they were linked to several forwards around Europe.

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

That year saw him scoring four goals and registering three assists for Guingamp, a tally he bettered the following year with 13 goals and one assist in all competitions.

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That earned him a move to Borussia Mönchengladbach where he has continued to impress, scoring 14 goals and registering nine assists in all competitions last season.

Indeed, those performances appeared to have earned him interest from the Premier League, with Liverpool and Manchester United both linked in March.

Valnegri has now backed up those claims, at least in terms of the Premier League champions, claiming he was an option this summer.

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

“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.

“He has improved a lot in his finishing, although he still lacks the malice of the great forwards. And he must also make progress in the air.  

“With that physical power, he could be dominant and allow him to act as an offensive terminal, Lukaku style.”