Liverpool have been linked with a number of high profile signings this summer. Thus far, none have come to fruition. Instead the club have been biding their time, waiting for the right player to come up at the right place. Kopites needn’t worry though, club legend Jamie Carragher has backed Liverpool to sign Thiago Alcantara before the window closes in October.

Jamie Carragher has backed Liverpool to sign Thiago Alcantara before the window closes in October.

Jamie Carragher has backed Liverpool to sign Thiago Alcantara before the window closes in October. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Liverpool and Thiago Alcantara

We all know this story by now.

All summer this one has been raging on. Liverpool and Thiago is a saga likely to play out until the Spaniard signs a contract anywhere. Up until the next time he commits his future Liverpool will be linked with the playmaker.

Entering the last year of his contract at Bayern Munich and eager to find a new challenge, Alcantara is certain to leave Bavaria this summer.

At one point RMC Sport claimed that the Reds had agreed a four-year-deal with the Spanish playmaker. However, there hasn’t been any concrete news since.

Carragher backs Liverpool to bag Thiago

Speaking to The Mirror, club legend Jamie Carragher was sure that the Reds will eventually get their man, telling the outlet:

“The only worry that might put ­Liverpool off is Thiago’s age – but I think the signing will still happen. Liverpool have a few players in the squad around 28 or 29 and that’s why the deal will have to be on their terms – maybe nearer £20m.

 

“What Thiago does is add something different to what Liverpool have in midfield. The midfielders all do a brilliant job but are quite similar. It would be nice to have someone who can control the game more. It would be nice if they had a bit extra technically.”

“I think a move will probably happen ­towards the end of the window.”

What RTK has to say

Liverpool signing Thiago would transform the midfield, as Carra pointed out.

Even though the story has been around some time, this is a ringing endorsement given that it comes from such a legend of the club.

We’re willing to put stock in Carragher’s opinion, if he thinks that Liverpool will get the Thiago deal over the line then so do we.

Fingers crossed that the move happens sooner rather than later, the start of the season is fast approaching.

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