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Thiago “intends” to stay put at Liverpool beyond this summer

Liverpool midfielder Thiago is expected to stay put at Anfield beyond the summer transfer window, according to various update surrounding his future.

The 32-year-old joined the Reds back in 2020, coming in as a world-class addition who could potentially take Jurgen Klopp’s men to new heights.

Thiago has produced some sparkling performances over the past three years, including a masterclass at home to Manchester United in 2022 , but injuries have also rather predictably held him back.

A host of Liverpool midfielders have left the club this summer, with Fabinho and Jordan Henderson the most notable departures, and there have been fears that the Spaniard could also leave for Saudi Arabia.

Writing on Twitter, however, journalist James Pearce provided a key update on Thiago’s Reds future, saying he is unlikely to move on, instead preferring to remain on Merseyside:

“Thiago still intends to stay at LFC this season. Liverpool have yet to receive a bid from Al Ahli.”
Meanwhile, David Lynch also took to Twitter to echo Pearce’s sentiment:
“Things can change quickly of course but no firm bid for Thiago Alcantara from Al-Ahli yet. Hard to see Liverpool further thinning their midfield options for the sake of such a small fee regardless.”
Our verdict on Thiago staying at Liverpool…
This is an ideal outcome for Liverpool, with Thiago someone who the club can’t afford to sell on top of everyone else this summer, considering James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all left when their contracts expired, too.
Granted, the veteran midfielder has to be treated as something of a luxury player now, due to his fitness record – he has only started 71 games in three seasons at Anfield – but he still has so much to offer when he is available.
Thiago still has the quality to dictate a midfield battle and produce passes that others aren’t even capable of seeing, with his ability to break the lines unrivalled in Liverpool’s squad.
If he can stay fit for at least two-thirds of the season, it is an outcome that Klopp would arguably shake on, relying on other younger options such as Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Curtis Jones as his more dependable choices, as well as hopefully at least one more midfield signing.
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