Liverpool midfielder Thiago looks likely to seal a move away from Anfield at the end of the season, according to a new update regarding his future.
The Spaniard was an incredibly exciting signing when he joined the Reds back in 2020, arriving as a Champions League winner from Bayern Munich.
While Thiago hasn’t necessarily reached the heights many expected, mainly due to constant injury problems, there have still been some superb performances along the way.
The 32-year-old was hugely influential during the 2021/22 season, as Liverpool went close to winning a quadruple, and his ability to break the lines with his passing in midfield is unrivalled in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Thiago is out of contract once the current campaign reaches its conclusion, however, and it looks as though an extension won’t be signed during the summer.
That’s according to an update from Spanish publication AS [via Sport Witness], who claim that “everything indicates” that the Liverpool ace will depart when his deal runs out, and there is “no shortage of suitors” to snap him up.
Our thoughts on Thiago leaving Liverpool this summer…
Thiago is a wonderful footballer when he is fit and firing, producing so much quality and fight in the middle of the park, and he is arguably one of the most talented midfielders of his generation, in terms of technical ability.
It does make sense for Liverpool not to offer the former Barcelona man an extension, however, considering he is approaching 33 years of age and his best years are behind him.
Thiago’s injury woes are also a big problem – he has only actually started 71 matches in three-and-a-half years as a Reds player – and it would be a mistake to suddenly hand him a new deal on big wages when younger options could come in instead.
His signing always felt like something of a risk even at the time, given his fitness record, and while it hasn’t always paid off, it was worth a gamble and has led to some sparkling performances along the way.
The hope is that Thiago can leave Liverpool as a genuine hero later this year, helping Klopp’s side win as many trophies as possible, especially the Premier League title.