'Thiago will be the signing of the season'


Thiago Alcantara will prove to be the the signing of the season in the Premier League, according to former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique.

The Spain international made the switch to the Premier League champions before the start of the season after spending seven years with Bayern Munich.

Thiago has only featured in on appearance for the Reds so far after contracting the coronavirus but is expected to return in the Merseyside derby this weekend.

Enrique believes the former Bayern and Barcelona star will stand out above all the other signings this campaign.

"He's a phenomenal player. He's a top midfielder but he's also a magician in the way that [Philippe] Coutinho was," the former Liverpool defender told the Daily Mail.

"I can see him alongside Jordan Henderson and Fabinho in midfield, giving the team something they didn't have before. It says a lot about where the club is right now that someone who is an important player at Bayern Munich wants to come and play for Liverpool."

"Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri are good players but we were missing someone who, if he adapts, can reach the level of the other three forwards," he added. "Now with Jota, it would not be as serious a problem if one of the others were out for a longer period.

"I think [Jurgen] Klopp has the best squad he has had since he has been at the club, and he will make the signings better players. He makes all of them better players.

"It's difficult to improve someone who a top Bayern player but Thiago will learn new things. He will be, if not the signing, then certainly one of the signings of the season."

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