Xabi Alonso has shared the advice he gave Thiago Alcantara before he latter signed for Liverpool in 2020.
Speaking to liverpoolfc.com today, Alonso said he spoke to Thiago at great length about his potential move to Anfield.
We talked a lot that summer because he was thinking about the option,” said the former Liverpool midfielder. “I said, ‘Thiago, you love football, you’re in a great club, you’re in Bayern and you’ve achieved great things, but Liverpool is pure football and you’re going to enjoy it as much as you have done. If you feel it’s the right moment for a new chapter, you won’t get better places than Liverpool.’”
Alonso, who played alongside Thiago at Bayern Munich as well as with the Spanish national side, also went out of his way to praise the 31-year-old.
“You could see that he’s a different player,” he said. “He’s a different talent because he’s competitive but at the same time he has those magic Brazilian actions that are not that European. He’s competitive but he can do different things. He was a great player at Bayern and he continues being consistent and being a great player at Liverpool.”
Alonso spoke to Thiago