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Barcelona want to re-sign Thiago Alcantara but he has unfinished Anfield business

According to journalist Pedro Almeida, Thiago Alcantara is a target for Barcelona with Xavi ‘very appreciative’ of the Spaniard.

Since joining Liverpool for £25million last year, the midfielder hasn’t had the easiest time of things. A horror tackle from Richarlison sidelined him for 17 games and, when he returned, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez were ruled out for the rest of the season.

Joel Matip followed suit shortly after so, in his first season at the club, it was all about getting into the top four. Now, after returning from a calf injury, things are looking up.

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The Reds may be reeling from their first defeat this season and their first loss in a year. but there is still potential for Liverpool to win the Premier League as they are only four points behind Chelsea.

With Fabinho also back from injury, Klopp should be able to field a midfield trio with Jordan Henderson alongside Thiago and Fabs for the first time this season.

Pedro Almeida reports that new Barcelona manager and midfield great, Xavi, wants Thiago.

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The Liverpool star is very appreciated by Xavi and he has “already talked to Joan Laporta about a possible return” to Camp Nou for the 30-year-old.

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However, he has unfinished business at Anfield and it would be a major surprise if he quit on the Reds so soon after joining.

While the Catalonians might have Xavi at the helm, it is no guarantee of success, while Jurgen Klopp can promise much better returns on the season than Barcelona.

If the German can keep his midfield fit and somehow navigate January without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, there is a chance the Reds can still be successful. But they will need everyone to hit top form at the same time.

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