Thiago asks agent to find new club ahead of likely Liverpool exit this summer

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Liverpool midfielder Thiago has urged his agent to find a new club for him this summer, ahead of his likely exit from Anfield after four seasons there.

When the Reds signed the Spaniard from Bayern Muncih back in 2020, there was understandable delight from a large section of the fanbase.

Thiago has enjoyed spells of superb form, assuming he has been fit and firing, but unfortunately, injuries have ultimately defined his time in a Liverpool shirt.

In total, the 33-year-old has only made a total of 98 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side, highlighting his lack of playing time, and his fitness issues have only got worse as the years have passed.

Thiago’s only appearance throughout the whole of this season came late on away to Arsenal in February, before a new injury saw him likely ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.

With the former Barcelona star’s current Liverpool deal expiring at the end of this season, it would be a major surprise if he was handed an extension by the club.

According to a fresh update from Football Insider, Thiago has told his agent to find a new team before next season gets underway:

“Liverpool star Thiago Alcantara has instructed his agent to find him a new club, sources have told Football Insider. The 33-year-old is not expected to be offered an extension at Anfield, and will leave when his deal expires at the end of June.

“The midfielder does not want to retire despite his persistent injury problems, with Thiago facing an uphill battle to play again this season.”

Our thoughts on Thiago leaving Liverpool…

In terms of natural talent, there are few Liverpool midfielders in the Premier League era who have been better than Thiago, given his ability to control the midfield battle and produce magnificent passes.

His fitness problems have been a major issue, however, which is why it makes complete sense for the Reds to allow him to leave on a free transfer this summer.

Thiago will be remembered as a player who was capable of lighting up Anfield with his creative magic, but also someone whose lack of availability held him back far too often.

It was worth the risk when Liverpool signed him, even though he had a reputation for being injury-prone back then, but it hasn’t fully paid off overall.

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