Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool supporters to keep an eye on the club’s channels today, hinting that an announcement confirming the signing of Thiago Alcantara is imminent. The Reds agreed a deal with Bayern Munich yesterday for an initial £20million paid across his four-year contract with an additional £5m in add-ons. Thiago flew to Manchester this morning from Munich to put the finishing touches on his move to Anfield.

There were no surprises when Klopp faces immediate questioning on the club’s deal for Thiago as he addressed the media ahead of the trip to Chelsea.

He claims he cannot confirm the deal but appeared to hint it was as good as done. He said: “There’s nothing really to say. It’s not official until it’s announced and I’m not an announcer. It looks quite promising! My hands are tied pretty much. It might be useful for fans to look at LFC channels over today.”

Klopp then appreciated another attempt at a Thiago question. He laughed before responding: “All these things [about Thiago], I can answer after it is announced or not. Hypothetical ways…we have to wait a bit. We are all used to it. Nothing to say. Press conference for Chelsea game, I respect questions on that.”

The German has been tight-lipped on Liverpool’s transfer plans throughout the entirety of the window but now he is set to land a marquee addition in the Spanish international. 

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Thiago’s move to Liverpool is expected to be confirmed today by the Premier League champions but the player will not be ready to face Chelsea this weekend. 

The 29-year-old confirmed he was leaving Bayern this morning in an emotional farewell message to fans. It read: “Yes, I have made the most difficult decision of my sports career.

“I will close this chapter in this wonderful club where I have grown as a player for seven years.

“Triumphs, joy and also hard times. But what I am most proud of is that I arrived in Munich as a young man full of dreams and now I will leave completely fulfilled with a club, a history and a culture.

“Here I learned to love a tradition that I am now saying goodbye to but which I will never forget: Mia San Mia.

“I have experienced fantastic moments: In this city, in Sabener Strasse and in our beloved Allianz Arena. With my Bavarian family, who treated me so well and loved me every second.

“My decision is purely of a sporting nature. As a soccer player, I want new challenges to develop myself further.

“Bavaria will always be my home. Thank you, FC Bayern.”

source: express.co.uk


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