But last summerâs arrival of Thiago Alcantara could have rewritten their rule book. Thomas Muller pointed at Thiago Alcantara's transfer to Liverpool as he explained he too could leave Bayern Munich. Thiago won the Bundesliga in each of the seven seasons he spent in Munich, as well as four German cups and the FIFA Club World Cup, capping off his spell by playing an influential role as Bayern won the European Cup in August 2020. All rights reserved. Born to Brazilian parents in Italy, and the son of 1994 World Cup winner Mazinho, Thiago spent much of his childhood in Spain and would join FC Barcelona’s La Masia academy. Match Statistics supplied by Opta Sports Data Limited. Thiago made his debut two days after completing his transfer to Liverpool, playing the full second half at Stamford Bridge in a 2-0 win over Chelsea. It would be intriguing to see how Liverpool respond to this, but one imagines they won’t want to give up on the 29-year-old so quickly after signing him. Alcantara then moved to Liverpool last summer, though it’s not gone to plan for him so far as both he and the Reds as a whole have had a disappointing season. The midfielder progressed through the ranks and earned a senior debut for the La Liga club under Pep Guardiola in 2009 before becoming a regular in the XI in the years that followed. The Spain international completed a move from FC Bayern Munich, with whom heâd lifted the Champions League the previous month to seal a 2019-20 treble with the German giants. Thiago Alcantara brought his wealth of experience at the elite level of European football to Liverpool when he signed a long-term deal in September 2020. Bolstered by the return of his midfield enforcer Fabinho, Thiago had a â¦ Thiago Alcantara in action for Liverpool More Stories / Latest News Asking price set: Liverpool and Arsenal will need to pay £35m to sign Premier League star this summer “When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can – and when you win, you want to win more,” he told Liverpoolfc.com upon his arrival. By contrast, Alcantara seems perfect for what Barcelona fans are used to seeing at the Nou Camp, and he could be ideal to help them fill that void left by club legends Xavi and Andres Iniesta. All rights reserved. With his contract in Germany set to â¦ Developed and maintained by the LFC Technology and Transformation Team. It also [has] this kind of family [feeling] that I need because we [like to] have a very close relationship with the club and I think I will feel this, I will have this feeling, with this club as well.”. Thiago Alcantara hasnât quite settled at Liverpool More Stories / Latest News West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen issues an apology as FA decide to look into potentially racist tweets Paul Scholes explains why Liverpool star Thiago Alcantara would be better at Man Utd Manchester United great Paul Scholes has given an honest assessment of Liverpool star Thiago Alcantara. Thomas Muller has hinted he could follow in Thiago Alcantara's footsteps and call time on his own Bayern Munich career. Within weeks of that triumph, he embarked on a fresh challenge by moving to Anfield, agreeing a long-term contract with Jürgen Klopp’s champions. Thiago Alcantara has yet to live up to the expectations following his summer move to Liverpool from Bayern Munich and has recently been at the receiving end of â¦ A knee injury sustained in the Merseyside derby in October interrupted his first season with the club but, after two-and-a-half months out, he returned to action at the turn of the year. “I think this club describes what I am as well; I want to achieve all of the goals, win as many trophies as possible. Thiago Alcântara do Nascimento  mais conhecido como Thiago Alcântara ou simplesmente Thiago (San Pietro Vernotico, 11 de abril de 1991) é um futebolista espanhol de ascendência brasileira nascido na Itália e que atua como meio-campista.Atualmente joga pelo Liverpool I ran into the kitchen and I thought ‘I am not going to poison this guy’, so I rang my wife.” – Man Utd legend describes his major panic about making a cup of tea for the first time…at the age of 37. Thiago Alcantara had arguably his best game of the season for Liverpool FC against RB Leipzig last night. Barcelona are reportedly showing a surprise interest in signing Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara on loan after his difficult start to life at Anfield. The Spain international first broke through at Barcelona as a youngster but left the club to play more regular first-team football, and he ended up enjoying a superb career at Bayern Munich. © Copyright 2021 The Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Limited. The pair are on international duty together with the Spanish national team, set to face Greece, Georgia and Kosovo in a triple-header of World Cup [â¦] Reproduced under licence from Football DataCo Limited. The teenager was praised by the experienced Thiago Alcantara on Tuesday afternoon. Liverpool's Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara has emphasised the psychological difficulty of playing football in the novel coronavirus era, saying the lack of supporters makes it harder to keep going in the final stages of matches. That said, they will surely be disappointed by how he’s settled in and it might be that he just isn’t quite the right fit for Jurgen Klopp’s fast-paced style of football. “My heart sank because I thought ‘how do I do that? Pedriâs teammates with La Roja are already in love with him according to a report in Mundo Deportivo. For the majority of FSGâs Anfield reign, Liverpoolâs transfer stance has been clear-cut. According to Todo Fichajes, Alcantara is still wanted back at Barca, however, and they could try initially signing him on loan before bringing him back on a permanent basis. Thiago Alcantara brought his wealth of experience at the elite level of European football to Liverpool when he signed a long-term deal in September 2020. He helped Spain U21s win back-to-back U21 European Championships in 2011 and 2013 – scoring a hat-trick in the latter final – and then followed Guardiola to Bayern in 2013. Click here to find out more. 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The Spain international completed a move from FC Bayern Munich, with whom he’d lifted the Champions League the previous month to seal a 2019-20 treble with the German giants.