Bayern Munich icon Lothar Matthaus wants his former club to bring Liverpool midfielder, Thiago Alcantara, back to the Allianz Arena – and Kopites have reacted on Twitter.
Thiago, 29, made the switch from Bavaria to Merseyside last summer, which Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge conceded as a “great loss”.
The Spanish international completed a domestic and European treble last season culminating in Thiago’s second Champions League success in Lisbon back in August 2020.
Having won practically everything there is to win in club football in both Germany and Spain, Thiago made a decision to pursue a new challenge which resulted in a move to Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
The £20 million signing from Bayern represented arguably one of the biggest deals Liverpool have struck in the modern era. The Reds had essentially inherited a ready-made game-changer at the peak of his powers.
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Unfortunately, a number of mitigating circumstances such as injuries and COVID-19 have impacted Thiago’s ability to settle in early to his new role.
Still, the former Barcelona maestro has showcased enough quality in the 14 appearances he has clocked up since his summer move to convince supporters that the best is still to come.
Matthaus on Thiago
However, even in the aftermath of Thiago’s excellent performance against RB Leipzig last night, exit rumours have sparked into life following comments from Matthaus.
“How about Bayern bring Thiago back to Munich? He’s not getting on at Liverpool and in Munich, he is missed by Hansi Flick and the fans,” Matthaus – who played 410 games for German outfit – said per SportWitness.
“Anyone who says goodbye to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge so emotionally, the door is certainly never completely closed.”
Naturally, this has prompted a number of reactions from the Liverpool fanbase amid claims that Thiago could one day return to Bayern.
What’s certain from the reaction on social media, is that Kopites do not intend to let go of the Liverpool No.6 anytime soon.
Let’s take a look at a selection of responses on Twitter…