When the German manager managed a significant midfield overhaul of his team in the summer, it was reported that Jurgen Klopp’s team had an interest in a multitude of midfield players.
Wataru Endo, Alexis Mac Allister, Ryan Gravenberch, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Fabinho were all signed by the Reds on permanent contracts, while James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all left the team.
Thuram’s mooted transfer to Anfield fell through, but Liverpool is reportedly still interested in the highly regarded Frenchman, who has also been connected to Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur.
Thuram addressed the summertime rumors about his future at a press conference on Wednesday in advance of Nice’s Ligue 1 match against Montpellier on Friday. However, he emphasized that he was committed to staying with the Ligue 1 team through the 2023–24 season.
The 22-year-old told reporters, “I think I’ve started the season well,” as reported by Get French Football News. “The team’s season has, of course, gotten off to a great start.
I’ve worked on certain parts of my game. In light of the events during the transfer window, I made the decision to remain.
“I wanted to keep improving at Nice and advance as a player here at this team. To be honest, I was pleased to find myself associated with so many different clubs.
“It shows I’m doing the right things but as I said, I knew I wanted to stay here.”
Thuram started his professional career at Monaco and made just three appearances before transferring to Nice in 2019 on a free transfer. Thuram is the brother of Inter Milan’s Marcus Thuram and the son of former France international Lilian Thuram.
The 6′ 4in midfielder, who plays a deep-lying role most of the time, has subsequently grown into one of Ligue 1’s top players and has established himself as a key member of Nice’s squad, racking up eight goals and eleven assists in 147 games across all competitions.
Thuram has already made nine appearances for Nice in Ligue 1 this year, assisting Francesco Farioli’s team in their ascent to the summit of the standings after an outstanding unbeaten start.
The one-cap France international is said to be worth over €40 million (£34.9 million) and has a contract with Nice through the summer of 2025.