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Liverpool announce signing of Thiago Alcântara

Stephen Kisbey-Green
Stephen Kisbey-Green

16:10 18 Sep 2020

Liverpool have announced that they have officially signed Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcântara.

In a statement on their website, the Reds confirmed that he would be moving to Anfield.

The signing, which has been rumoured for several weeks, was made official on Friday.

The 29-year-old put pen to paper on a long-term contract with the Reds, becoming becomes the club’s second signing of the transfer window, after Kostas Tsimikas in August.

“I think it’s an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here," Thiago said in the statement.

“When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can – and when you win, you want to win more.

"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 said that he feels comfortable at Liverpool, as it feels like a family.

“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," he said.

Thiago moves to Merseyside from Bayern Munich, after winning the treble of the Bundesliga, German cup and Champions League in 2019/20.

Thiago ALCANTARA (FC Bayern Munich) apparently before moving to Liverpool

He had started his career in Barcelona, before moving to Germany, where he spent seven seasons.

In total, Thiago has won nine league titles, two Champions Leagues and two FIFA Club World Cups with his respective previous teams.

“I must adapt to the team as fast as I can in the situation and the context that we are living right now," Thiago said.

“Everything is more compact and we started a little bit later, but still it is football and I think we have to mix all the big things up, all the good things we have. I will help the team in a defensive and offensive [way] and also in a mental aspect.

“[The fans] are not more excited than I am, for sure not! It is not about saying words, it is about doing the things. I will give my heart on the field to my teammates, the club and also to the fans.”

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