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Jurgen Klopp has his say on Thiago transfer as journalist reveals Liverpool's stance

LFC Globe
5th July 2020
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Liverpool manager remained coy on the prospects of signing Alcantara following increased speculation in recent days.

The Reds have been linked with signing the midfielder for a deal rumoured to be in the region of £35 million.

Reports from reliable publications in Germany and elsewhere have even gone as far as to suggest has agreed personal terms with the Premier League champions.

Local journalists have admitted Liverpool are interested in the 29-year-old, but have maintained there has been no contact between the two clubs.

Speaking after Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday, Klopp was asked about his thoughts on the Spanish international.

“Would you be surprised if I don’t give an answer on that, just because I never answer these kinds of questions,” Klopp said.

Alcantara is a really good player. Like a lot of other players out there, I like (him) a lot.

“But that’s all I have to say about that.”

Meanwhile, Athletic journalist James Pearce says he has been told the deal is “unlikely but not impossible,” although no contact has been made with Bayern yet.

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“He’s available and keen on moving to the Premier League. However, his age, injury record and current options in midfield count against it happening.

“[There has been] no contact with Bayern yet.”

It remains to be seen what happens in the coming weeks and months. ’s quality is undeniable, but his signing would break the mould in many ways with Klopp’s usual policy of bringing in younger and more athletic players.

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