It means finding a good landing point for Rhian Brewster on loan, as their talented young striker needs to develop, rather than sit and wait behind Jurgen Klopp’s third lethal front. Could a move to Sheffield United be right for everyone involved? Then there is Ismaila Sarr, a deal with big money with high potential and more in line with the acquisition of Sadio Mane before he exploded to become the superstar now is.
THIAGO POSTS A VIDEO FROM GOODBYE
Thiago Alcantara has posted a farewell video for Bayern Munich fans ahead of his transfer to Premier League champions Liverpool.
The midfielder is set to move to Anfield and has released a video showcasing his seven years with Bayern.
Emmet Gates18 September 2020 11:00
THIAGO WAS NOT IN LIVERPOOL’S PLANS
Liverpool were not going to sign Thiago Alcantara at the start but felt the opportunity was too good then to pass up, Sky Sports say.
The midfielder is set to move to Anfield after seven years in Germany, but Sky Sports reporter Vinny O’Connor believes Liverpool weren’t going to sign Alcantara in this transfer window:
Emmet GatesSeptember 18, 2020 10:55 AM
THIAGO BRINGS SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SAYS CARRAGHER
Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher says Thiago Alcantara brings “something different” to current Premier League champions.
The midfielder is set to move to Anfield, and Carragher spoke to Sky Sports about the 29-year-old:
Emmet GatesSeptember 18, 2020 10:46 AM
EXCITATION CALM THIAGO DIT HAMANN
Former Liverpool and Newcastle midfielder Didi Hamann has asked fans to reduce their enthusiasm over the impending signing of Thiago Alcantara.
The Spanish midfielder is due to sign for the Reds today, but Hamann is wondering if he will succeed at Anfield.
Speaking to Talksport, Hamann said:
Emmet GatesSeptember 18, 2020 10:36 AM
FERDINAND UN FAN DE THIAGO
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is a big admirer of Thiago Alcantara.
Alcantara is getting closer to a move to Anfield after making it clear he wants to leave Bayern Munich.
Speaking after Bayern Chelsea’s 7-1 overall demolition job in the Champions League, Ferdinand said this about the midfielder:
Emmet GatesSeptember 18, 2020 10:15 AM
FLICK SAD TO SEE THIAGO GO
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said it was “a shame” to see midfielder Thiago Alcantara leave the club as he moved closer to Anfield.
Alcantara has been with Bayern for seven years, but has told the club he needs a new challenge.
“I can understand when a player thinks of a move,” he admitted.
“Thiago played for Barcelona in Spain and for Bayern Munich in Germany. If he wants to play in the Premier League now, I fully understand that.
“But that would be a shame, because Thiago gives us that little extra. That’s what I would like to keep him for the next few years as a coach, but that’s life. It continues.
Emmet GatesSeptember 18, 2020 10:10 AM
REDS ASK DEMBELE
Incredibly, Liverpool are not yet finished as Thiago Alcantara could be followed by Ousmane Dembele.
The Barcelona winger is in disgrace and has failed to integrate alongside Lionel Messi.
Sport says negotiations have started on a loan deal with heavy fees.
Jack RathbornSeptember 18, 2020 9:59 AM
THIAGO A HIGH PLAYER SAYS KOVAC
Former Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac described Thiago Alcantara as a ‘top player’.
Kovac managed Bayern for just over a year before being sacked following a 5-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in November 2019.
However, Kovac said this when speaking of Liverpool’s imminent arrival:
“Thiago? What can I say? Top, ”said the Croatian.
“He’s our midfielder, a player who can do anything with the ball. There is nothing he cannot do. It can speed up or slow down the pace of the game.
“He thinks like a coach on the pitch, that’s what every coach wants. I am happy to have the right to work with such a classy man as with a classy footballer.
Emmet GatesSeptember 18, 2020 9:42 AM
ROONEY BELIEVES THIAGO’S SIGNATURE MAKES THE TITLE OF FAVORITE LIVERPOOL
Former Everton and Manchester United player Wayne Rooney believes Liverpool’s signing of Thiago Alcantara effectively seals another title.
Rooney spoke to Talksport several weeks ago, before the Alcantara deal was in its advanced stages, and said:
Emmet GatesSeptember 18, 2020 9:34 AM
Thiago Alcantara has previously claimed to be a big admirer of Liverpool’s style of play under boss Jurgen Klopp.
The midfielder’s move to Anfield is expected to be completed today, with a deal reportedly agreed to by the two clubs in the £ 27million region.
Speaking in February 2019 about Klopp’s men, the midfielder said:
“They have been playing great football over the past few years and getting better every year,” he said. “We expect a great game against a great team, but also against a great crowd.”
Emmet GatesSeptember 18, 2020 9:23 AM