Liverpool have pulled off some fantastic signings in recent years. From Virgil van Dijk to Alisson Becker, Sadio Mane to Mo Salah, the Reds’ recruitment team have become the envy of the world. The last week has seen the club pull off perhaps their biggest transfer of the century so far. Footage has emerged of the signing’s first day at Anfield and Liverpool fans are drooling over the video of Thiago.
Liverpool sign Thiago
Liverpool signing Thiago seemed to take an eternity. In the words of John Green, it seemed to happen slowly then all at once.
The Reds had been linked with the Spaniard throughout the summer. Alcantara had purportedly told Bayern Munich that he was unwilling to sign a new contract as he entered the final year of his stay at the Allianz.
This opened the door for Michael Edwards to negotiate a cut price deal for Thiago and that is precisely what he did.
Liverpool signed Thiago for £20m plus £5m in bonuses and Kopites went wild.
Signing day vlog
Liverpool fans were crying out for the behind the scenes video of the day that the Spaniard became a Red.
The club duly delivered, publishing footage of the ex-Bayern man’s first moments as a member of Jürgen Klopp’s squad.
The video shows the Spaniard fulfilling his media duties, being shown the song Kopites have come up with for him and the new man’s refusal to touch the This is Anfield sign as a show of respect.
Kopites drool over video
Liverpool fans were drooling over the video. This supporter loved his respect for the club’s traditions, saying it speaks to his character.
My god, the character of this man.
A bundesliga and champions league winner is gonna wait to touch the sign before he wins a trophy with liverpool to respect the tradition.
Thats elite character man.
The bar that he just set is gonna be a big motivation.
— Abhay Jogekar (@AbhayJogekar) September 22, 2020
The Spaniard said he is even more excited than the fans are by the transfer, that struck a chord.
I’m completely fell in love with this guy @Thiago6😍
He already has so much respect to Our Club and he wanted to be here, maybe, more that Us – I respect this a lot.
And, not to touch “This Is Anfield” sign because he respects it so much already – it’s just soooooo coooolll👏👏👏 https://t.co/4KlITOpeAt
— Вова Колесніков (@accord2_0) September 22, 2020
Kopites were hoping he’ll settle into his new life on Merseyside.
What a nice guy. He’s really likes Liverpool. Not because the money, but club culture and the fans. Hope he’ll get used with the life in the city.
— Dimitar Uzunov (@blankcho) September 22, 2020
He seems like a sound fella according to one fan.
Seems like sound fella👍 https://t.co/j2w4LHg3QD
— Rich Gibbs (@0Gibbs) September 22, 2020
However, the video also highlighted just what fans and players are missing out on at the moment.
Must be a weird felling for a player. You sign and turn up at the club. No teammates or manager, just some random photographers and videographers etc to get all the shots done. Welcome Thiago 6 #LFC
— Oggy (@OggyBoy_) September 22, 2020
Great to watch, cruel reminder of what all fans are missing https://t.co/zaPUN5ApNI
— KevCarrigan (@CarriganKev) September 22, 2020