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I don't watch much European football these days so I judge rumoured signings based on their progressive carries leading to xG score.

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According to The Athletic, it seems we've agreed a fee for Bayern for approximately €30mil in regard to Thiago

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Sounds like us and Palace are bidding for Brewster now. Looking at £25m + a buy back clause atm.

We've also put a fresh bid in for Arsenal's Balogun. 

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6 minutes ago, DavidMarrio said:

According to The Athletic, it seems we've agreed a fee for Bayern for approximately €30mil in regard to Thiago

absolutely unreal signing regardless of whether wijnaldum stays or goes

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1 hour ago, DavidMarrio said:

According to The Athletic, it seems we've agreed a fee for Bayern for approximately €30mil in regard to Thiago

I only learned he is a Spanish international!

I watch so little football outside of Liverpool that I don't know anything about this guy tbh outside of seeing him linked to liverpool

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2 hours ago, Nerf said:

absolutely unreal signing regardless of whether wijnaldum stays or goes

Absolutely buzzing, think it's a really good signing especially given the way they've agrees to spread the fee over the next 4 years given the current climate. 

I would be gutted if Gini goes as he has been a cracking player for us but I do think we've now got too many centre mids and if we can get a fee for him.

17 minutes ago, Hobo said:

I only learned he is a Spanish international!

I watch so little football outside of Liverpool that I don't know anything about this guy tbh outside of seeing him linked to liverpool

It's the type of signing that just adds another dimension to the midfield, especially in terms of teams who are gonna just try and pack their own third. He's pretty versatile in midfield but he'll play as one of the more advanced midfielders in the team. 

 

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Seeing the fee is actually only £20 million, with £5m in add ons based off winning the league and Champions League. That is a great freaking deal considering the fact that Thiago was arguably one of the best creative midfielders last season. 

It also means if we do indeed sell Gini, the difference in money won't be as large

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A remarkably low fee for a player of Thiago's calibre. He doesn't really improve Liverpool anywhere but it's another body and a great all round player. Not sure he's going to set the world alight but for 20 million you don't expect him too.

Not sure where this idea that he's a really good creative player is coming from though - no assists and just a chance created per game last season aren't world beating numbers (and indeed lags behind a number of Liverpool's current midfielders, Henderson included, who should start ahead of him tbh).

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28 minutes ago, MadJack said:

A remarkably low fee for a player of Thiago's calibre. He doesn't really improve Liverpool anywhere but it's another body and a great all round player. Not sure he's going to set the world alight but for 20 million you don't expect him too.

Not sure where this idea that he's a really good creative player is coming from though - no assists and just a chance created per game last season aren't world beating numbers (and indeed lags behind a number of Liverpool's current midfielders, Henderson included, who should start ahead of him tbh).

I believe he's an extremely precise passer. He's been best suited as more a deep-lying midfielder, sparking the attack as opposed to being up further and creating chances. But he's useful in both roles which is huge for Liverpool in this very condensed season.

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56 minutes ago, MadJack said:

A remarkably low fee for a player of Thiago's calibre. He doesn't really improve Liverpool anywhere but it's another body and a great all round player. Not sure he's going to set the world alight but for 20 million you don't expect him too.

Not sure where this idea that he's a really good creative player is coming from though - no assists and just a chance created per game last season aren't world beating numbers (and indeed lags behind a number of Liverpool's current midfielders, Henderson included, who should start ahead of him tbh).

Thiago isn't the guy who gets the assist. He's the guy who makes the key pass to start the move. It's the next pass or after that, that will score the goal.

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11 minutes ago, It's Pronounced Zoom-E said:

Thiago isn't the guy who gets the assist. He's the guy who makes the key pass to start the move. It's the next pass or after that, that will score the goal.

Exactly. He started the move that won Bayern the UCL. He’s the one that initiated the team from defending into attacking.

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3 minutes ago, It's Pronounced Zoom-E said:

Thiago isn't the guy who gets the assist. He's the guy who makes the key pass to start the move. It's the next pass or after that, that will score the goal.

He's not any better at that - 0.8 per 90 minutes played - than Henderson (0.9) or Keita (0.8). No, what Thiago is going to bring to Liverpool's midfield, as well as his excellent pass accuracy (only Gini matches his 90.5% and the rest of Liverpool's midfield hovers around 84-87%), is his dribbling ability offensively - 3 successful dribbles per 90 minutes (that's better than any single player at Liverpool by some margin, Mane is Liverpool's leader in this stat, 2.0 per 90) at a success rate of 85.7%.

And defensively Thiago will contribute with breaking up opposition attacks and counter-attacks before they start, with his ability to intercept the ball being better than anyone at Liverpool currently. 2.3 interceptions per 90 minutes is almost Premier League leading - only Ndidi and Capoue last season intercepted more balls per 90 minutes.

Liverpool have managed to get a really good player for a really good price. Now don't sell Gini to Barca cos that'd be stupid.

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59 minutes ago, It's Pronounced Zoom-E said:

Thiago isn't the guy who gets the assist. He's the guy who makes the key pass to start the move. It's the next pass or after that, that will score the goal.

Football needs 2nd assists, like in ice hockey.

Been saying this for years.

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