Klopp gets Thiago

Klopp gets Thiago

Jurgen Klopp will have at his disposal one of the best midfielders in the world at the moment, Thiago Alcantara.

Thiago's departure from Bayern has not been news for the past month. The footballer announced this even before the Champions League final, stating that he needed a new challenge. Among the candidates for the Spaniard Manchester United, Barcelona and Liverpool were named. Barca wanted to bring back their pupil, but settled on the exchange of Artur for Pjanic. Manchester United preferred van de Beek and did not want to expand the list of midfielders.

Liverpool needed variety in the midline. And besides the Greek left-back Tsimikas from Olympiacos, the club's management did not please the coach. At the same time, there was a failed transfer of Timo Werner, who chose Chelsea due to the uncertainty of the Reds.

Thiago has a lot of work at Liverpool that he has not encountered before. It is difficult to predict how he will adapt to the frenzied tactics of Jurgen Klopp's game, but I am sure that the German will find an approach to him. With this transfer, Liverpool will relieve Fabinho from work a little, and he, if necessary, will be able to replace the eternally injured Joel Matip in the center of defense, because Joe Gomez often fails, since he started as a right fullback.

Thanks to his technique and vision of the pitch, Thiago can become an indispensable link for Merseysiders in the issue of getting the ball out of defense. Before that, a similar task was performed mainly by Fabinho, but his marriage often let him down. Van Dijk also has a good first pass, but the opponents have already found a way to properly close the Liverpool players. Atletico showed this very well in Madrid.

Therefore, first of all, Thiago is Klopp's key to Liverpool's diversity and versatility. I think the Spaniard will play and adapt significantly better than Naby Keita, whom one cannot call him a starting line-up player. Considering that Minamino is regaining his shape, a lot can be expected from Liverpool this season, both in the matter of title defense and ambitions for the Champions League.