The rumours about Thiago Alcantara leaving Bayern Munich have been going on for a while, but it was unlikely that anything would happen before the Champions League final.
All the signs are still pointing to a move to Liverpool, and the latest reports today should come as positive news for the Anfield faithful.
Firstly The Mirror indicated that Bayern have now set their price and Liverpool are expected to make their move, so hopefully something happens in the next few days.
A more recent tweet from respected German pundit Christian Falk is much more telling, and it really does suggest that he’s said an emotional goodbye to the club as he prepares to move on:
Rummenigge, CEO of @FCBayern, told us about @Thiago6: "We had an event at Allianz Arena, and Thiago's whole family were there. They walked around in great nostalgia, I would almost say. It looked very much like he had decided to say goodbye" @LFC @BILD_Sport
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 25, 2020
While Jurgen Klopp’s side is incredible, there’s always been a feeling that it’s his system combined with hard work that makes the midfield so effective, but a lack of quality will eventually be an issue.
Thiago has just shown that he can run the show in a Champions League final and he has the ability to take this Liverpool team to the next level, so it’s a frightening thought for the other teams in the Premier League.