Thiago Alcantara is nearing his move to Liverpool from Bayern Munich as Jurgen Klopp lands his midfield maestro to help continue the Reds’ dominance. The Bavarian giants have also confirmed the deal for the player who inspired their Champions League victory last season.
"I can confirm that Bayern and Liverpool have an agreement. It was the wish of Thiago at the end of his career to do something new," CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Bild.
Having come through Barcelona's youth system and made 100 appearances for the senior side, Thiago moved to Bayern in 2013 when the German club appointed Pep Guardiola, becoming a vital cog in central midfield.
Thiago has won the Bundesliga title with Bayern every season since his move to Munich and also lifted the Champions League trophy last season.