Liverpool also bids farewell to Thiago on a free transfer: 'He can play in any team'

Liverpool has announced that Thiago Alcântara will leave on a free transfer. Manager Jürgen Klopp has nothing but praise for the 33-year-old playmaker.

Liverpool also bids farewell to Thiago on a free transfer: 'He can play in any team'
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Thiago, a youth player from Barcelona, chose The Reds in 2020 after seven seasons with Bayern Munich, much to Klopp's delight.

"Before he came to Liverpool, I already believed that if you really love football, it makes sense to watch Thiago Alcântara. He is incredibly good technically. With his talent, he can play in any team. It was a privilege to have him here," said the German on the club's website.

Thiago's time at Liverpool was marked by moments of brilliance, though injuries limited his appearances. The Spaniard ultimately played 98 matches for Liverpool, fewer than hoped. "I know that injuries have been a major frustration for him, but also for us," said Klopp. "But when he was available, his level was incredible. That is what I will remember."

Thiago's technical skills and vision on the pitch made him a key player when fit. His ability to control the tempo of the game and make precise passes endeared him to fans and teammates alike. Klopp's admiration for Thiago's artistry on the field was evident. "He is now heading in a new direction with his family, and I can only wish him the best. Wherever he plays, I will watch with love. He is an artist, one who only creates the most beautiful paintings."

As Thiago moves on, his future club remains unknown. However, his departure marks the end of a significant chapter for Liverpool. Earlier this Friday, Liverpool also announced they would be parting ways with Joël Matip, another player who had contributed significantly to the team's successes over the years. Matip's solid defensive performances have been crucial for the team, and his presence will be missed.

Sunday will also mark manager Klopp's last match at Anfield, adding to the emotional farewells. Klopp, who has been at the helm since October 2015, has transformed Liverpool into a formidable force in both domestic and European competitions. Under his guidance, the team has won the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup, among other honors.

The departure of key figures like Thiago and Matip, coupled with Klopp's final match, signals a period of transition for Liverpool. The club will need to adapt and find new leaders to continue their success. As fans prepare to bid farewell to these beloved figures, they will also look forward to the future with hope and anticipation.

The contributions of Thiago, Matip, and Klopp will be remembered fondly by the Liverpool faithful. Their impact on the club has been profound, and their legacy will endure as new chapters unfold at Anfield.