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Club chief confirms Liverpool interest in Thorgan Hazard

Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has seemingly confirmed Liverpool’s interest in Thorgan Hazard to Sky Sports Germany.

The forward is reportedly a target for Jurgen Klopp, with DH reporting this week that the Reds have submitted a bid to sign him this summer.

Speaking to Sky Sports Germany, Eberl said: “Thorgan has informed us that he doesn’t want to extend his contract and that he wants to leave the club in the summer to take the next step.

“We’ll have to see where his path will continue. I don’t know whether it will be at BVB, who are constantly being mentioned, or at Atlético Madrid, Liverpool or another club.”

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If Liverpool are interested, it would be interesting to see if Jurgen Klopp would look to recreate him as a more centrally focused play-maker.

He has predominantly spent his time on the wing but his close control, ability to go past defenders and find a through-ball would serve him well if he was reinvented to play as a no.10 at Liverpool.

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The Belgian forward has scored 14 goals and assisted nine for Gladbach this season. That output could be increased if he was playing closer to the action in a central position.

He would be unlikely to find much game time playing on the wing for Liverpool with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah occupying those positions for the foreseeable future.

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Of course, having someone like Hazard on the wing as an alternative to the current forwards at Klopp’s disposal would hardly be a terrible prospect.

And, with his price tag somewhere around £36million, he would represent a very affordable upgrade on Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi.

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