Liverpool fans told ‘Thiago the artist up there with Alonso & Gerrard’

Thiago Alcantara is an “artist” on the ball and “up there” with Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso, says John Aldridge.

After months of speculation about his future after news broke that Thiago wanted to leave Bayern, he is now on his way to sign with Liverpool and add a different dimension to the Anfield squad.

The move would arguably be considered one of the bargain buys of the transfer window, as the Spaniard signed for a fee less than £30 million, half of what he is actually worth in todays transfer market

Jurgen Klopp will be eager to return Thiago’s creativity to his side as soon as possible after he picked up an injury, with there every reason to believe that he can cement a standing as a modern-day great during his time on Merseyside.

Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo: “At least it looks like Thiago is going to be okay [against the Blades] after that disgusting tackle from Richarlison and what a performance he put in at Goodison.

“He’s had his injury problems in the past and the manager is going to have to nurse him through at times but I would say just sit back and enjoy this player.

“He is a joy to watch, an artist on the ball.

“I’ve seen great passers in a red shirt – Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard, going back to Jan Molby who I played alongside, and this lad is right up there, you just want to see him getting on the ball all the time.

“He is a glorious, lovely footballer to watch and I think Liverpool fans are going to get a lot of enjoyment from him.”

Wow, that is high praise but Thiago is one of the very best midfielders in the game.

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