Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann thinks a summer move for Thiago Alcantara would make sense for the Reds.
Spanish international Thiago, 29. has been linked with a move to the new Premier League champions as he enters the final year of his contract in Bavaria.
Such a switch for an experienced player wouldn’t be a typical one for the Reds under Jurgen Klopp, but Hamann – who was at Anfield between 1999 and 2006 and also played for Bayern for five years – thinks a switch would benefit all parties.
“At 29, he doesn’t quite fit the profile of the Reds’ purchasing policy,” Hamann told Abendzeitung Munich.
“Nevertheless, a transfer would make sense in my eyes, because Jurgen Klopp has more workhorses in his midfield with Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Naby Keita and could use a technician like Thiago well.
“On the other hand, he had a Bavaria contract ready for a signature.”
Thiago could cost Liverpool around £30million, and Hamann thinks that could represent a good deal for for Bayern.
“That would be a very good deal in Corona times, Liverpool certainly wants to keep the price down,” he added.
“Thiago is 29 and when everyone is fit in the Bayern midfield around Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Thomas Muller, he sits on the bench.
“For me, he was never uncontroversial since his arrival in 2013, except for one phase that was very strong in the previous round and over the winter.
“Thiago certainly has brilliant moments, I like to watch him. But the hard facts are: Bayern was never in a Champions League final with him.
“The bottom line is still the most likely option for me to go to Liverpool.”