Former Liverpool and Bayern Munich star Christian Ziege tells Thiago Alcantara to ignore Anfield movement
‘I’m not sure it fits Jurgen Klopp’s style of play’: Former Liverpool and Bayern Munich star Christian Ziege tells Thiago Alcantara to ignore a move to Anfield and stay with the German champions
- Christian Ziege believes Thiago Alcantara would not be suitable for Liverpool
- The former Reds and Bayern star has urged the Spaniard to stay in Germany
- Thiago is closely tied to a move to champion Liverpool this summer
Former Liverpool midfielder Christian Ziege has urged Thiago Alcantara to stay with Bayern Munich and said he would not fit Jurgen Klopp’s playing style.
Ziege, who played for the Bundesliga for seven years, believes the Reds target would be better off with the Bavarian outfit, claiming a Premier League move wouldn’t suit him.
Considered one of the world’s top midfielders, former Barcelona star Thiago is eager to move to England with newly crowned Premier League champion Liverpool reportedly watching a £ 32m midfielder deal this summer .
Thiago Alcantara would not fit a move to Liverpool, according to ex-Reds star Christian Ziege
Ziege, who also played for Bayern, thinks he should stay in Germany or move to Spain
Speaking to CaughtOffside, Ziege said he would even recommend a return to LaLiga after a move to the UK’s top flight to Thiago, whom he called ‘a fantastic player’.
“I have to say that I love this player,” said Ziege. “He’s a fantastic player, but I’m not sure he fits into the Premier League and Klopp’s style of play.
“I think where he is, Bayern Munich, is a good place for him. Or maybe a Spanish team.
“I’m not 100% sure [about him joining Liverpool]although he is a fantastic player so he will somehow tackle it.
“I’m just not 100% sure it suits him.”
The Spaniard is interested in moving to England with Liverpool reportedly looking into a deal
Jurgen Klopp rejected speculation that Liverpool is moving to Thiago this summer
Klopp has cast aside speculation this week by connecting his side to Thiago, whose contract with Bayern will expire next summer.
“Thiago is a very good player, like many other players I like, but that’s all I have to say about it.”
Now that Thiago’s contract is about to expire, his manager Hansi Flick said he was optimistic that he could convince the player to commit his future.
“I’m doing my best to make sure Thiago stays here and you can convince him to stay,” he said. “But that will show the time.”
The former Barcelona star is considered one of the most talented midfielders in the world
“We still have the Champions League ahead of us and we have many plans, including with him.”
Liverpool had been on the market for another Bundesliga star in recent weeks, and Timo Werner was expected to move to Anfield after months of speculation. However, Chelsea took it in for around £ 53 million, with the Reds opting not to splatter for the Leipzig man.
Ziege, who is now the manager of Austrian FC Pinzgau, admitted that he was surprised that Liverpool did not put more effort into Werner, even though he would have to fight to start with some offensive options in their ranks.
“First of all, I thought” why is he going to Chelsea? ” And “why isn’t Liverpool doing his best to get him?” he added
Liverpool were defeated by the signing of Timo Werner, who joined Chelsea in a £ 53 million deal
“But I think Chelsea is going through big changes and making progress through (Frank) Lampard … bringing in good new players, good young players, who are currently having success in the Premier League.
“So maybe it’s the right decision for him. When you come to Liverpool you have (Roberto) Firmino, (Sadio) Mane, (Mohamed) Salah, and it can be very difficult to get a place.
‘Liverpool clearly have good attackers, fantastic attackers, (but) at some point it needs to be changed, find another good player to push those guys out there.
Every story ends at some point. The greater the success you have, the more you need to think about the next step. ‘