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Report: Liverpool no longer pursuing Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara

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Jurgen Klopp has no need for the maestro with his already packed midifield.

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Per a new report from ESPN, Liverpool is no longer interested in pursuing Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara. The Spanish midfielder has been linked with a move to Anfield for several weeks now, but it’s now understood that Jurgen Klopp isn’t planning on making any big signings during the upcoming transfer window.

Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards has done a fantastic job with recruitment and transfers since his promotion in November 2016 and Liverpool’s midfield is currently packed with high caliber talent. Klopp already has Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Naby Keita, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Takumi Minamino at his disposal in the middle of the park. Academy product Curtis Jones has also recently signed a new contract after impressing in a handful of performances this season and most recently, scoring in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend.

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For Thiago, he’d be joining a team with a packed midfield at Liverpool and it’d be difficult for Klopp to guarantee consistent starting minutes. Thiago’s £30m price tag may have also put Liverpool off, especially considering the fact that the club feelS they won’t have any issues keeping their current squad intact through the upcoming transfer window. It’s worth remembering that Liverpool already passed on RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner because they didn’t want to pay more than 50-million Euros for the striker, who has since joined Chelsea.

ESPN, however, suggests that the situation with Thiago could be reevaluated if, for some reason, Liverpool winds up losing someone in the transfer window. That prospect is highly unlikely, though.