Thiago Alcantaras Premier League dream comes true. Liverpool has made the arrival of Spains 29-year-old international official
Thiago comes over from Bayern Munich, which receives around EUR 30 million for the midfielder. In Munich, he had another contact until mid-2021. It seemed that Thiago was going to renew it in May, but when he signed the contract he changed his mind. The player wanted to discover another competition, and a contract extension at Bayern would considerably reduce that chance.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is pleased with the arrival of the former player of FC Barcelona, who will become a Dutch competitor with Georginio Wijnaldum. “A player like Thiago is normally unfeasible. If he doesnt want to leave, you dont stand a chance. Thiago has been an important player for Bayern in recent years and I know they were desperate to keep him. That is understandable, because he also played an important role last year. But he was looking for a new challenge and chose us. He knows what kind of machine we can be and he wants to be a part of it”
Thiago must provide Liverpools midfield with creative impulses. “He can set the pace and create spaces for others,” says Klopp. “His first assumption and vision are unbelievable and his passing is also very good. In addition, he is fast and works hard. His statistics are special, he has the most ball conquests and passes. But we dont play like Bayern so he will need time to adjust”
Thiago played a total of seven seasons for Bayern. With the German superpower he conquered seven national titles and four times the DFB-Pokal. The highlight came in August when the midfielder with Bayern won the Champions League at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain. He is after Konstantinos Tsimikas the second acquisition of The Reds for this season.