Thiago Alcantara has arrived at Melwood to complete his £25m transfer to Liverpool. The Spaniard arrived in a black vehicle just before the likes of Jordan Henderson and James Milner checked in to the complex for training.
Thiago flew into Manchester this morning from Munich before making the trip to Merseyside to start his new chapter.
The Liverpool squad will have a training session today and tomorrow ahead of Sunday’s trip to Chelsea.
It would come as a real surprise if Thiago was ready in time for the match but he should be a Liverpool player by the close of play today.
The Reds agreed a deal worth an inital £20m with Bayern yesterday and they will pay an additional £5m in add-ons.
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Andy Robertson let off a smile yesterday when asked for his thoughts on the potential arrival of Thiago.
“When you’re at a club like Liverpool, you get linked with players all the time,” he told Sky Sports News. “For us, we focus on our squad.
“Nobody is in Melwood, in terms of Thiago, or any other player just now [linked with a] new signing. In terms of that, until something’s signed on the dotted line, we don’t listen to rumours.
“In terms of us, our aim is to excite fans. We excited fans last season – they believed we might have won the league by Christmas time last season – but we didn’t.
“So if we’re not exciting our fans, then we’re not doing something right. If the club are exciting the fans with a potential link or a potential rumour that we’re going to sign this player, then I suppose they’re doing something right.
“I’ve watched him, he’s a fantastic player, full of talent and he would add to the quality of the squad of probably any team in the world. So if we get him, great.
“If we don’t, it is what it is but we’ll wait and see until it’s definitely confirmed and then I can maybe sit down again and talk about his qualities.”
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