Thiago, a new boy from Liverpool, REFUSES to touch the famous ‘This is Anfield’ sign and will wait until he ‘deserves it by winning trophies’ after talking to Fernando Torres (so why did Torres hit it on day one On ?!)
- Thiago is well versed in the traditions of Liverpool and the history of the club
- On his first day at Anfield, cameras followed him into the locker room and tunnel
- Next to the ‘This is Anfield’ sign, Thiago said Fernando Torres told him about it
- He said he would respect tradition and not touch it until he won something
Thiago is already endearing himself to Liverpool fans on and off the pitch, showing his respect for an important club tradition.
Bayern Munich’s £ 25 million contract was followed by a camera crew on his first day at Anfield when it was revealed.
He stopped under the famous ‘This is Anfield’ sign above the tunnel leading to the field and explained that he heard about it from former Liverpool No. 9 Fernando Torres.
Thiago Alcantara spoke of respecting the tradition of not touching the ‘This is Anfield’ sign
The midfielder heard from Fernando Torres how important the sign is at the club
Torres, pictured here with Rafael Benitez, chose to touch the board when he joined the club
“As I once heard from Torres, this will remain where we pass for another four years [in my case], ‘Said Thiago.
And to touch this symbol, we have to earn it and win as many trophies as possible.
That’s why I’m not doing that today. I will respect this tradition. ‘
However, photos show that Torres did indeed touch the famous board along with then-manager Rafael Benitez when he joined the club in 2007.
Thiago, 29, is an impressive person with the ability to speak fluent English, Portuguese, Spanish and German and clearly taught himself about all things Liverpool before joining.
Thiago wants to win things with Liverpool before allowing himself to touch the board
The club’s new No. 6 has yet to play his first game at Anfield, but given his record as a series winner, fans hope he will be able to touch the board soon.
Thiago has won seven Bundesliga titles, two LaLiga crowns and the same number of Champions Leagues.
He dazzled on his debut in the 2-0 win over Chelsea, despite giving away a penalty that Alisson had rightly saved from Jorginho.
Despite only playing for 45 minutes, the Spaniard passed every Chelsea player. He made 75 passes for Jordan Henderson and pulled the strings, albeit against 10 men.
He may have the first chance on Thursday to play for Liverpool at Anfield in the Carabao Cup home game with Lincoln City or Jurgen Klopp can wait for Monday’s Premier League game against Arsenal.
The 29-year-old completed 75 passes against Chelsea, more than the Blues
The Spaniard helped his side to a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge to hold onto the unbeaten start