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SOCCER-ENGLAND-ARS-LIV/PREVIEW:Soccer-Arsenal should learn from Liverpool rebuild: ArtetaKlopp, who took over in 2015, guided Liverpool to a first league crown in 30 years this season after having won the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup last year.
master coach Jürgen Klopp from Liverpool described Thiago as a great player, but at the same time referred to the Spaniard's current contract with Bayern Munich. According to media reports, professional footballer Thiago is on the wish list of the new English champions. "I have no idea who will play for me next year," said Klopp on Friday, Sky. "We will see, there is nothing to say at the moment," said the 54-year-old. «Thiago Alcantara is a great player, but a Bayern Munich player. There is nothing to say about this - I have now done so with too many words, »said Klopp.
FC Bayern had not yet been contacted by any potential new club regarding Thiago the day before. "No club has contacted us yet," said Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Thursday. He was not yet aware of whether «Thiago has already managed his affairs with this possible new club».
Liverpool would have to pay a transfer fee because 29-year-old Thiago is still under contract with Munich until the summer of 2021. According to Rummenigge, the midfielder “wants to do something new at the end of his career”.
Rummenigge confirms Thiago will leave Bayern Munich .
Amid growing speculation over Thiago Alcantara's future, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said the Bayern Munich star is ready for a new challenge. "Actually, the conversations [sporting director] Hasan [Salihamidzic] had with him were always very productive. And at some point it actually seemed that [a deal would be reached]. But then Thiago informed Hasan that he would like to do something new again, and so it is," Rummenigge told Sky Sport Germany. "We will have to accept that. We have a contract that is still valid for one year and if he agrees with any club and that club should pay a transfer of a certain amount.