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‘Thiago is a phenomenal player’ – Liverpool’s new ‘magician’ will be the signing of the season, says Enrique
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‘Thiago is a phenomenal player’ – Liverpool’s new ‘magician’ will be the signing of the season, says Enrique

The former Red is confident that the Spanish midfielder will add a new dimension to Jurgen Klopp's starting XI for the 2020-21 campaign Jose Enrique has described Thiago Alcantara as a "phenomenal player" and backed Liverpool's new "magician" to be the signing of the season. Liverpool bought Thiago from Bayern Munich for £20 million ($26m) on September 18, tying him down to a four-year contract. The former Barcelona playmaker has won 24 major trophies over the course of his career, including two Champions League crowns, the second of which he picked up with Bayern in 2019-20.
Sadio Mane Isolating After Positive Coronavirus Test
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Sadio Mane Isolating After Positive Coronavirus Test

Liverpool and Senegalese forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. The news comes three days after the club said midfielder Thiago Alcantara had also tested positive for Covid-19. Liverpool say the Senegal winger had "displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall". Mane, 28, played for the Reds in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday but was not in the squad for the EFL Cup defeat on penalties to the Gunners on Thursday. A statement on Liverpool's website added: "Like with Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool are - and will continue to - following all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Mane will self-isolate for the required period of time."
‘Thiago is a winner and joined Liverpool for titles’ – Adrian
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‘Thiago is a winner and joined Liverpool for titles’ – Adrian

The Reds goalkeeper is delighted to have a Spain international alongside him on Merseyside, with another notable transfer coup completed Thiago Alcantara is a “world-class” talent and has linked up with Liverpool in order to enhance his reputation as a “winner”, says Reds goalkeeper Adrian. Jurgen Klopp has added another match-altering talent to his ranks at Anfield. Thiago, as one of the finest manipulators of a ball in the global game, has added his considerable ability to a star-studded squad on Merseyside.
Thiago Sets Premier League Passing Record On Liverpool Debut After £20m Move
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Thiago Sets Premier League Passing Record On Liverpool Debut After £20m Move

The new signing from Bayern Munich has made an instant impact in a Reds shirt as they beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge New signing Thiago Alcantara set a Premier League record on his Liverpool debut as he out-passed every single Chelsea player, despite only being on the pitch for 45 minutes. The Spain international only completed his initial £20m ($26m) move from Bayern Munich on Friday, but was included in the travelling Reds squad for Sunday’s clash at Stamford Bridge. He began the game on the bench but was introduced at half-time after captain Jordan Henderson was forced off with a suspected thigh injury, and immediately showed the excitement around his arrival at Liverpool was justified. The game was goalless at that stage, though the champions were given the edge wh...
Liverpool To Complete £45m Signing Of Diogo Jota From Wolves
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Liverpool To Complete £45m Signing Of Diogo Jota From Wolves

Liverpool have agreed a £45m deal for Wolves forward Diogo Jota, with the 23-year-old set to head to Melwood on Saturday to undergo a medical before completing the deal. The move comes just hours after the Premier League champions secured the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal that could be worth up to £25m. Jota's arrival at Anfield could be made easier by Liverpool defender Ki-Jana Hoever moving to Wolves in a deal worth £10m, plus add-ons. Jota left Molineux before kick-off against Stoke in the Carabao Cup on Thursday and was an unused substitute at the weekend in the 2-0 win at Sheffield United . The Portuguese international forward has agreed a five-year deal and will follow Thiago Alcantara in moving to the Premier League champions The Portugue...
Bayern Boss Hans-dieter Flick Congratulates Liverpool On £20m Signing Of Thiago
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Bayern Boss Hans-dieter Flick Congratulates Liverpool On £20m Signing Of Thiago

Bayern Munich manager Hans-Dieter Flick has congratulated Liverpool on the £25million signing of Thiago Alcantara. Having been linked with the Spaniard all summer, Liverpool finally made a breakthrough in their negotiations with Bayern on Thursday after they agreed to pay a minimum of £20m over the next four years, along with £5m in add-ons. The 29-year-old was made available by Bayern after he entered the final year of his contract, which saw the European champions cash in on arguably their best midfielder. And now with his move agreed between the two clubs, Flick took the opportunity to heap praise on Thiago, while applauding Liverpool for their most recent acquisition. 'Thiago is an extraordinary player and was very important for us,' Flick said. 'My coaching team an...
Liverpool and Manchester United trying to blackmail Bayern Munich over Thiago, claims Hoeness
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Liverpool and Manchester United trying to blackmail Bayern Munich over Thiago, claims Hoeness

The veteran director has suggested that there is increasingly a pattern of underhand dealing in the transfer market Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has hit out at Liverpool and Manchester United, claiming that they are trying to “blackmail” the German side into selling midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The former Barcelona player has been a cornerstone of Bayern’s success in recent years, which culminated in August as they won the Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon. The 29-year-old Spain international has been closely linked with a switch to Liverpool in recent weeks, but Hoeness has suggested that there has been some foul play at work.
‘Liverpool will get Thiago for close to £20m’ – Carragher confident deal with Bayern will be done
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‘Liverpool will get Thiago for close to £20m’ – Carragher confident deal with Bayern will be done

The Anfield legend believes the Reds will sign the Spain international “on their terms”, with a move set to be made late in the summer window Liverpool will do a deal for Thiago Alcantara “on their terms”, says Jamie Carragher, with the Reds legend confident that the midfielder will be snapped up from Bayern Munich in a deal worth around £20 million ($26m). A move to Anfield for the Spain international continues to be mooted in the current transfer window. Jurgen Klopp is said to have indentified the 29-year-old as a top target, with the Premier League champions looking to add even more graft and guile to their engine room.
Arsenal To Hijack Liverpool’s Bid For Thiago Alcantara
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Arsenal To Hijack Liverpool’s Bid For Thiago Alcantara

Arsenal are ready to battle Liverpool for Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara, according to the Daily Mail. The Bundesliga giants are keen to sell Alcantara this summer. The 29-year-old’s current deal expires next year and Bayern do not want him to walk away as a free agent. Alcantara had been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp a big admirer of the Spaniard. The Reds may now be forced to step up their pursuit of the player, after Arsenal made enquiries. It is however understand that both clubs are reluctant to meet Bayern’s £23million asking price.
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago agrees 4-year Liverpool contract
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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago agrees 4-year Liverpool contract

Wantaway Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has agreed personal terms with Liverpool. RMC says the Reds have agreed a four-year deal with Thiago. Jurgen Klopp's side are on track to complete a £27million move for the Bayern Munich star. Thiago has already said his goodbyes to his team-mates in Germany. The source states that the 29-year-old has even already found somewhere to live in England. Liverpool and Bayern Munich now have to reach an agreement over the transfer fee.
Zidane Drops Hint On Replacing Mourinho At Manchester United, Says ‘Soon I Will Return To Training’
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Zidane Drops Hint On Replacing Mourinho At Manchester United, Says ‘Soon I Will Return To Training’

Zinedine Zidane has hinted he will be returning to work soon following multiple reports that he is favourite to replace Jose Mourinho if the Portuguese is sacked by Manchester United. The former France midfielder has been without a job since resigning from his position as Real Madrid boss after helping them to a third consecutive Champions League crown in May. But speaking with Spanish broadcaster TVE, he revealed that he'll back in the game very shortly. Zidane said: 'Yes, surely. Soon I will return to training because it is what I like and is what I have done all my life.' Zidane's speculation first started after a frustrating summer in the transfer market and a poor start to the season which has seen Mourinho's team lost two of their first four games. A recent report ...
Real Madrid Set To Buy Thiago Alcantara
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Real Madrid Set To Buy Thiago Alcantara

Real Madrid are set to buy former Barcelona star, Thiago Alcantara, following the departure of midfielder, Mateo Kovacic. According to Onda Cero, Bayern Munich have transfer-listed the midfielder and are open to negotiate. Thiago is a player who Julen Lopetegui holds in high esteem. The Spanish giants will sign the Spaniard from Bayern Munich, as the player is expected to leave the club this summer. European clubs still have until August 31 to do business in the transfer market. Real Madrid are lacking a midfielder after they allowed Kovacic to join Chelsea on a season-long loan deal. Spanish radio station, Onda Cero reports that Blancos have now reached an agreement with Thiago, but negotiations with Bayern are still to come. The Barcelona star is said to be the only...
Liverpool Future Signing Keita Defended After Third Red Card In Seven Matches
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Liverpool Future Signing Keita Defended After Third Red Card In Seven Matches

RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl believes Naby Keita is treated unfairly after the midfielder was sent off for the third time in seven games for club and country. Guinea international Keita, who will join Liverpool next summer, saw red for the third time in seven games for club and country as his side lost to Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The 22-year-old was sent off in the second half before Bayern claimed a 5-4 win on penalties after a 1-1 DFB-Pokal draw at Red Bull Arena. But Hasenhuttl felt Keita's red was unfair, with the midfielder having conceded five fouls, and been fouled as many times, the equal most of any player on the pitch. "I think Naby Keita got two yellow cards for two fouls. In my opinion, Naby got a yellow card for every first foul," he said. "Before he gets the firs...
Ancelotti Defends Bayern Fitness Coach After Neuer Injury
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Ancelotti Defends Bayern Fitness Coach After Neuer Injury

Carlo Ancelotti says Bayern Munich fitness coach Giovanni Mauri is not to blame for Manuel Neuer's latest foot injury. The Germany international has been forced to undergo surgery on a fractured left metatarsal and is expected to be out of action until January. It is the same foot Neuer broke during the Champions League quarter-final second-leg loss to Real Madrid that kept him sidelined for the final few weeks of last season. President Uli Hoeness is reportedly unhappy with Bayern's medical staff amid suggestions they declared Neuer ready to return to action too quickly, but Ancelotti insists Mauri is not at fault. "When Manu began to play again, we thought it was the right time," the Bayern head coach told a news conference. "It was very unfortunate, of course, because he's now out f...
Robben Slams Bayern Performance Despite Comfortable Win Over Anderlecht
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Robben Slams Bayern Performance Despite Comfortable Win Over Anderlecht

Arjen Robben has criticised Bayern Munich for not scoring more against 10-man Anderlecht in Tuesday's 3-0 Champions League win. Sven Kums had a premature ending to his match when he was sent off for conceding a penalty after just 11 minutes, with Robert Lewandowski burying the resulting spot-kick. It remained 1-0 all the way until the 65th minute when Thiago Alcantara eventually doubled their advantage, stabbing in Joshua Kimmich's cross, with the young German then adding Bayern's late third. Robben — who played the full 90 minutes — was thoroughly underwhelmed, however, insisting that Bayern should have made more of their man advantage. "Normally if you win a Champions League game 3-0 it's good," he told reporters. "But if you get a penalty after 10 minutes, lead 1-0 and have ...
Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich: The 22-Year-Old Who Can Do It All
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Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich: The 22-Year-Old Who Can Do It All

The 22-year-old, who shone in Germany's recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Czech Republic and Norway, once again put in a near faultless performance for Bayern at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday. With the crowd becoming somewhat restless at the team's struggles to find a second goal to kill off ten-man Anderlecht, Kimmich delivered a superb first-time cross to allow Thiago Alcantara to lay any fears to rest. In stoppage time, the former Leipzig and Stuttgart man then darted inside the opposing full-back to collect a precise Jerome Boateng pass, dance around the goalkeeper and roll in a third goal. It was a finish that displayed dexterity, composure and skill in equal measure. Undoubtedly, Kimmich is playing with supreme confidence at present, and really that comes as no surprise ...
Robben, Thiago Back In Training For Bayern
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Robben, Thiago Back In Training For Bayern

Bayern Munich received a timely boost on Tuesday when Thiago Alcantara, Arjen Robben and Javi Martinez all returned to training ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga match at Werder Bremen. The trio sat out last Friday’s opening match of the season when the defending champions eased to a 3-1 win at home to Bayer Leverkusen. Robben pulled up in training on Saturday with a thigh strain, while this was the first time Martinez and Thiago have trained this season. Thiago is returning after a calf problem and stomach muscle injury, while Martinez missed the past two weeks with a leg injury, after breaking his collarbone towards the end of last season. Germany defender Jerome Boateng and new signing James Rodriguez both trained separately as they continue their recovery from thigh injuries. ...
Barcelona Midfielder Rafinha Offered To Arsenal
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Barcelona Midfielder Rafinha Offered To Arsenal

Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Rafinha from Barcelona, according to Sky Sports. The versatile attacking midfielder has not travelled with the rest of the Barcelona squad for their pre-season tour of the USA as he is currently recovering from a knee injury. Sky Sports reports believe Barcelona would listen to offers of more than €30m. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said last week that Rafinha, who featured 28 times last season, would not be sold. He is the younger brother of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara. When asked about his future last month, Rafinha said: “My future is open and God only knows what will happen.”
James To Rekindle Career Under Ancelotti At Bayern
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James To Rekindle Career Under Ancelotti At Bayern

After a frustrating spell at Real Madrid, James Rodriguez will attempt to kick-start his career at Bayern Munich next season, back under the stewardship of Carlo Ancelotti. Colombian hot-shot James on Tuesday joined his former Real boss at the German champions on a two-year loan. Bayern have the option to buy the 2014 World Cup top-scorer at the end of the deal. “Signing James Rodriguez was our coach Carlo Ancelotti’s biggest wish, following their successful spell working together in Madrid,” said Bayern’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “There’s no question that this transfer further increases the quality in our team.” Instead of flying west to Los Angeles for Real’s tour of the USA, James, 25, will be jetting east with Bayern on Sunday when the Germans visit China and Sing...
Guardiola Changed The Concept Of German Football – Thiago
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Guardiola Changed The Concept Of German Football – Thiago

Thiago Alcantara believes Pep Guardiola completely changed the way the game is seen in Germany during his time in charge of Bayern Munich. Spain international Thiago considered the Bundesliga to be primarily focused on power and strength before Guardiola arrived in 2013. However, following Guardiola’s three years in charge of the Bavarian giants, the former Barcelona midfielder now feels possession and domination of the game are of greater importance. “Pep brought greater emphasis on putting value on possession and controlling the game,” Thiago told Marca. “The Bundesliga has always been a competition of strength, power and goals. “He changed the concept of German football in general and they found a harmony that saw them go on to become world champions.” Guardiola guided...