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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp comments on Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara

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Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara could be of interest of Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp, but the manager was careful to say too much in his comments yesterday.

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The rampant speculation surrounding the future of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara grows by the day. Just yesterday, the rumors of Manchester United potentially have interest in Thiago spiked, but the latest news points the Spaniard back toward a move to Liverpool.

At a recent press conference, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp was virtually forced to chime in with his opinion on Thiago (This Is Anfield). He prefaced his comment by saying, “Would you be surprised if I don’t give an answer to that? Just I never answer these kinds of questions.”

Then Klopp begrudgingly said, “Thiago Alcantara is a really good player. Like a lot of others out there, I like him a lot. But that’s all I have to say about that.”

Clearly, Klopp was not about to give any “all-in” statement, which would neutralize his leverage on any deal, but it is almost certain that Thiago’s name is being bandied about internally in the offices of the reigning Champions League titlists.

Sport Bild added its take on the situation, which again, points to Thiago leaving Bayern Munich, but stops short of saying that the midfielder will definitely head to Liverpool:

The Spanish player had a contract ready to be signed, but Thiago suddenly backed out before signing it. In team circles, the rumor of a possible transfer to Liverpool has made the rounds. The front office believes that [Thiago] has another club up his sleeve. SPORT BILD knows: Jürgen Klopp (53) thinks highly of the technically gifted player and also has the greatest need for additional quality in central midfield.

If we are lucky, this transfer saga will end — one way or the other — long before the BFW post count reaches the “dozens” stage.