Thiago commits to Reds & Klopp on Porto rotation – Liverpool FC Roundup

Liverpool host Porto this week; today Jurgen Klopp addressed the game’s media and Thiago sat alongside him to rubbish any rumours of a move back to Barcelona.


Thiago dismisses Barcelona rumours

You’ll have seen over the past week – since Xavi was appointed, basically – rumours suggesting Thiago Alcantara was on his wishlist and that the Reds were happy to offload him after injuries meant he hasn’t shown his best form consistently yet.

Unsurprisingly, they’ve been swatted aside as a load of nonsense by our No6, who put in a masterful showing at the weekend against Arsenal.

“No, 100 percent I made the right choice, the right move,” he told reporters ahead of the Porto match when asked if he felt things could have gone a different way.

“As I am always, as I always have been, I’m a guy who plays football, I’m not concerned about the rumours.

“I just want to know about this, about this new adventure that I have here in the Premier League, try to win all the trophies that I can, and my compromise is maximum with this team.”

Well in, Thiago lad. Now show them why you’re so good every week.


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