Liverpool fans who were watching Bayern Munich’s Champions League quarter-final clash against Barcelona on Friday night, were no doubt keeping a close eye on transfer target Thiago.
Fabrizio Romano has claimed in recent days that Jurgen Klopp’s side have made contact with their German counterparts over the midfield maestro, and that the 29-year-old himself would love to join the Reds this summer.
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And after a superb display in Bayern’s unbelievable 8-2 thrashing of Barcelona, it’s little wonder Liverpool are so keen to bring him to Merseyside.
As per Sofascore, he completed all three of his attempted dribbles, had game-highs of 84 touches and 71 successful passes (at an accuracy of 96%), and also earned four free-kicks too.
After seeing him run the show against his former side, Liverpool fans flooded to Twitter to share their reactions to their summer target’s display.
If @LFC don’t manage to pull Thiago after that absolute masterclass tonight I’m gonna riot. The guy is unreal and an absolute steal for the price that’s being passed around, just what the club and the team needs
— Joe McCormick (@JMac2208) August 15, 2020
That’s my wish too, imagine him connecting with Mané, MO and Firmino
— Neo Monyetsane (@Monyetsane) August 14, 2020
Some Reds fans urged the club’s owners to “stop being stingy” and release the money in order to sign Thiago.
FSG please buy Thiago for us
— Tenedu michael (@TeneduM) August 14, 2020
@LFC Get the Thiago deal done now. FSG need stop being stingy and fund the full amount Bayern are asking for (30Million). He’s a world class and a absolute bargain in today’s market. Get him done. Simple as that. @FabrizioRomano @AnythingLFC_ @LivEchoLFC @Thiago6 @cfbayern @Ynwa
— humzah (@humzah_2003) August 14, 2020
Thiago has auditioned perfectly. FSG need to make this transfer happen.
— Il Duce (@TemisanEA) August 14, 2020
One Liverpool supporter meanwhile paid the Bayern star a huge compliment by saying he “reminds me of Xabi Alonso”.
Me too. Bayern are a very special side. Thiago orchestrating the game, he might be 29 but he walks into every midfield in world soccer. Really hope the Redmen sign him. He reminds me of Xabi Alonso.
— Robbie Williams (@Dieselbegger) August 14, 2020
Make no mistake about it, if Liverpool can lure Thiago to Anfield this summer, then they would have added a genuinely world-class operator to their ranks.
The Spaniard is perhaps unlike any other midfielder in the Reds’ squad, able to dictate the play and control the tempo.
His creativity would give them an added edge to their more workman-like engine room, and undoubtedly lift their chances of retaining their Premier League crown next season.