Liverpool staff members Mona Nemmer and Andreas Kornmayer have both encouraged Jurgen Klopp to bring in Thiago Alcantara, according to a report by the Independent.
Andreas currently works as the Reds’ head of conditioning, and he has vouched for the midfielder’s fitness levels, after working with the Spain international at Bayern Munich.
Nemmer, who is the Reds’ head nutritionist, has also said positive words about Alcantara to Klopp.
However, it is stated by the Independent that Liverpool are still unlikely to launch a move for the central midfielder.
They have tended to target youngsters of late, and bringing in 29-year-old Alcantara would require them to adjust their transfer policy.
Liverpool are now understood to have ‘knocked down’ talk that they will land Thiago to the paper, which suggests that they’re looking at other options.
That could be a further disappointment for fans, who had been very excited by the potential addition of the ex-Barcelona man.
Thiago would have offered the Reds an increase in creativity in midfield and brought further star quality to the team for next term.
Liverpool would have to pay £35 million to sign Thiago this summer, according to AS, which may just put the player out of Klopp’s side’s price-range, with the Anfield outfit working on a limited budget.
In other news, Manchester United are planning to hijack Liverpool’s reported move to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, according to a recent report from BILD.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing the 29-year-old international, a player who manager Jurgen Klopp admitted being likes, but as it stands, the Reds could miss out on securing his signature.