Thiago Alcántara is able to replicate the success he had at Bayern Munich with Liverpool, says Xabi Alonso, and the 29-year-old is considered “one of the best midfielders” on the planet.
Thiago was drawn to Anfield from the Allianz Arena on the back of a triple-winning feat in 2019-20 that was completed with a Champions League win.
Liverpool’s capture of the talented Spanish international was seen as a major blow. Thiago, however, is off to a frustrating start to his time in England.
After offering glimpses of what he is capable of in early appearances, a Covid-19 fight and an unfortunate injury sustained in the Merseyside derby with Everton have kept the seasoned star stuck on the sidelines.
Klopp hopes to welcome Thiago back to his plans at some point in the near future, with Liverpool managing their way through an injury crisis that has exhausted their team in almost every area.
Alonso is among those hoping to see another ballgame option return to contention for the Premier League champions, with the former Reds and Bayern midfielder a big fan of a “fabulous” player who follows his steps to the club and the country.
“I was delighted to see Thiago Alcantara, the way he has been able to connect with attacking players, helping defend with his special qualities,” Alonso, who tasted Champions League glory with Liverpool in 2005, told the site. UEFA’s official website.
“He’s a great friend, but on top of that, he’s become one of the best midfielders, and he’s a fabulous, smart, interesting and fun guy to be with in a training session and in a locker room.
“He loves soccer; He shows it with his personality and his way of playing. He is able to connect with his teammates very easily. He has done fantastically at Bayern, and I feel like he will do it the same way at Liverpool, and I love it. “
Liverpool, who suffered a 2-0 Champions League defeat to Atalanta on Wednesday, will return to domestic action on Saturday when they make a trip to Brighton.