Thiago Alcantara has been pictured wearing Liverpool’s kit for the first time.

Liverpool confirmed Thiago’s signing, following a swiftly conducted transfer with Bayern Munich.

Thiago becomes Liverpool’s second signing of the summer following the addition of Kostas Tsimkias from Olympiacos last month.

The Spanish international is arguably the club’s most significant signing of the Premier League era as Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have poached a proven serial-winner from the reigning Champions League holders.

Liverpool have also confirmed that Thiago will indeed wear the No.6 shirt that was recently vacated by Dejan Lovren.

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Thiago joins Liverpool off the back of 23 honours at club level including seven Bundesliga titles and two European Cup successes.

He recently said his goodbye’s to his Bayern teammates on Thursday in training after James Pearce broke the news that Liverpool and Bayern had agreed a deal. 

Paul Joyce, among others, has reported that the club will pay a paltry £20m guaranteed with up to £5m further in bonuses.

Liverpool’s next game is against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge although it remains to be seen whether Thiago will have any involvement.

Paris Saint-Germain v Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Final

LISBON, PORTUGAL – AUGUST 23: Thiago Alcantara of FC Bayern Munich celebrates with the UEFA Champions League Trophy following his team’s victory in the UEFA Champions League Final match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 23, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Michael Regan – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Thiago Alcantara: Player Profile

  1. Champions League winner – Thiago played a key role in Bayern’s stunning Champions League victory this season, which saw the German champions dismantle the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea, Tottenham and RB Leipzig upon their route to the final.
  2. World-class midfielder: Across the last five to seven years, Thiago has firmly established himself as one of the best midfielders in world football and his Anfield arrival would undoubtedly be one of the biggest statements from any club this summer.
  3. He’s a winner –  Following Liverpool renowned status as serial winners in their own right, it is only fitting that the club should be linked with the calibre of player that fits with the club’s ruthless mentality towards winning. Thiago would certainly fit the bill. The former Barcelona maestro has seven Bundesliga and two La Liga titles to his expansive CV as well as a Champions League and Club World Cup triumph in 2011. Liverpool require additions that understand what it means to win. If Thiago were to join the club will have gained another continental conquerer who will immediately understand what is expected of him.
  4. Vast experience – In football, age isn’t everything and on a few occasions, experience has successfully taken precedence over promised talent. Thiago not only has experience but he has continuously proved himself in two of Europe’s most dominant forces over the past 15 years.He has 331 appearances for both Barcelona and Bayern as well as 21 honours at club level. Thiago has the knowledge and the reason to justify that he would be an instant hit at yet another of Europe’s superpower clubs.

 

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