Liverpool have, under Jürgen Klopp, steadily become one of the most feared football teams in the world. The Reds have worked patiently at assembling and drilling a side that has become champions of everything in the past couple of years. One new signing could get special treatment which would see him bypass part of this patient approach. Thiago should be put straight into the side by Jürgen Klopp.
Liverpool sign Thiago
There are few midfielders in world football in the same echelon as Thiago Alcantara.
It is because of this that Kopites became obsessed when rumours first appeared that the Reds were chasing the Spaniard’s signature.
The midfielder had, at the start of the summer, purportedly told Bayern Munich that he didn’t want to sign an extension as he entered the final year of his contract.
This opened the door for Michael Edwards to negotiate a cut price deal, signing the Spaniard for just £20m guaranteed.
Patient Klopp approach
In recent seasons we have seen Jürgen Klopp be disciplined and patient when bedding in new signings.
Fabinho is a prime example of how the gaffer’s approach pays off. It took months for the Brazilian to nail down a starting berth in the side but when he did he never looked back.
We also saw this tactic used to great effect with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the English midfielder putting in consistently strong performances from November onwards after signing in the summer.
Thiago to get Klopp special treatment
Thiago Alcantara looks set to be afford special treatment from Jürgen Klopp.
The midfielder came on for the second half against Chelsea last weekend having only signed for the club a couple of days prior.
We are expecting him in the Liverpool lineup to face Arsenal next Monday.
There is precedent for this, Virgil van Dijk was introduced to the Reds’ starting team pretty much immediately when he signed in the January of 2018.
Given Thiago’s ability and playing style he should be able to slot straight in to the side without much fuss, he is just too good to have to wait months to nail down a position.