Liverpool seem set to pull off the signing of Thiago Alcantara in the coming days, perhaps one of the Reds’ biggest transfers in recent decades. The club have been linked with him all summer and now he is finally on his way. What a time to be a Kopite. The Liverpool signing of Thiago could see Jürgen Klopp move to a deadly 4-2-3-1 formation.
Liverpool to sign Thiago
After weeks of fans chasing their tails wondering if and when Liverpool would sign Thiago, we finally have an answer.
James Pearce has confirmed that the Reds have agreed a deal with Bayern Munich for the Spaniard.
Paul Joyce, among others, has reported that the club will pay a paltry £20m guaranteed with up to £5m further in bonuses.
Klopp could switch formation
Jürgen Klopp could finally make a switch to 4-2-3-1 now that Thiago is on his way.
The German used the formation up until the departure of Philippe Coutinho in 2018.
Now that we are set to bring in one of the best deep lying midfielders in the world we could get the best out of the squad by deploying him in a deeper role.
Playing Thiago alongside Fabinho in defensive midfield would give the Reds a bedrock of security ahead of the defence as well as the ability to launch attacks from deep and central areas, as opposed to relying too heavily on Trent Alexander-Arnold at full back.
This would also free up the attacking talents of the likes of Takumi Minamino, Curtis Jones and Naby Keita.
One of the aforementioned midfielders would be deployed in the hole, revisiting the unstoppable ‘Fab Four’ that we enjoyed watching when Coutinho formed a partnership with Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.