The noise surrounding a proposed move for Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool intensifies, but officials on Merseyside insist the chatter is more advanced than the reality.

There is no ambiguity that Jurgen Klopp is a great admirer of the midfielder, and while he jars with the club’s usual strategy in terms of age, stage of career and injury record, the 29-year-old is a world-class, press-resistant player with supreme ball retention and progression attributes.

Given his pedigree and technical rareness, Liverpool are significantly interested in Thiago. It would be remiss of them not to explore the possibility of recruiting him.

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