Klopp reaffirms his praise for Bayern midfielder Thiago: ‘A great player’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has once again given a massive transfer hint to a possible move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The 29-year-old is set to leave Bayern this summer after he rejected to extend his current deal beyond next season. Liverpool is considered as one of the frontrunners to sign Thiago.

“I have no idea who will play for me next year, there is nothing to say at the moment,” Klopp told Sky Germany. “Thiago Alcantara is a great player, but also a Bayern Munich player. That’s actually all there is to say. There’s nothing to say!” After the Thiago comments, Klopp tried to distance himself of the links.

“We have a really good squad, we have to see what we can do, we have to see what we have to do; for this we still need time,” he said. “This time will hopefully bring clarity about the future, and then we will make our decisions. But the solution cannot be to have a much bigger squad for the specific moment, and then realise you cannot use all the players and stuff like this.”

“These players can only play the football they play because they know they are needed. We are all human beings, and nobody can hold us back for a year and tell us on the last day ‘now, we need you’. So between now and then there must be a lot of training, support, challenges, stuff like this.” Thiago has made 231 appearances for Bayern since he joined them in 2013 from Barcelona.