Liverpool’s transfer windows always have one main character. Last season it was arguably Nicolas Pepe, this season it was predicted to be Timo Werner but that crown has now been passed to Thiago Alcantara. The Spanish playmaker was in full control last night as Bayern Munich brushed Chelsea aside to progress in the Champions League. Speaking to BT Sport, Rio Ferdinand was drooling over Thiago, backing Liverpool to move for the playmaker.

Rio Ferdinand has been drooling over Thiago Alcantara, backing Liverpool to make a move.

Rio Ferdinand has been drooling over Thiago Alcantara, backing Liverpool to make a move. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)

Will they? Won’t they?

We can never quite tell what Michael Edwards is thinking in the transfer market. The Reds sometimes are quite open about their pursuits of their targets, making no bones about their intentions – Virgil van Dijk is a great example of this.

On the other hand we often see moves materialise seemingly out of nowhere, for instance the move for Fabinho which took everybody by surprise.

For what now feels like eternity Liverpool have been linked with a move for Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munich. Last week Mundo Deportivo claimed the move is ‘very likely’. The question is, will they make the move?

Ferdinand drools over Thiago

Liverpool fans have been licking their lips waiting for news on Thiago. The fans certainly want him in the Premier League and they aren’t the only ones.

Rio Ferdinand was drooling over Thiago during the BT Sport coverage of Bayern’s thrashing of Chelsea. The ex-Manchester United defender told the show:

 

“He is a conductor, somebody who controls the tempo of the game, he’s got a wing mirror so he can see behind him, can see all angles, play every pass in the game.

“He’d be a dream to have for someone like Liverpool. He’s the type of player they probably haven’t got.”

What RTK has to say

Who doesn’t want this move? The papers keep on reporting that Liverpool want Thiago, Klopp wants Thiago, Thiago wants Liverpool and now Ferdinand wants Thiago in the Premier League.

The Spaniard would be an important asset for Jürgen Klopp’s midfield, he would be a more dynamic ball player than our current options, helping us transition up the pitch more directly and fluidly.

The ‘conductor’ played a pivotal role in the thrashing of Chelsea, fingers crossed he can repeat the trick next season.

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