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John Barnes Predicts the outcome of Thiago Alcantara next season at Liverpool



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Liverpool legend John Barnes has revealed that he sympathises with Thiago for how his first season at Anfield has gone so far and will “no doubt” be one of Liverpool’s “best players” next season.


The midfielder joined the Reds last summer in a £25 million deal after a successful seven-year stint at Bayern Munich in which he helped the German club win seven Bundesliga and La Liga and the UEFA Champions League title.


with an injury to his knee in the Merseyside derby in October, Thiago spent the next two months on the sidelines and, upon his return to action, has faced criticism for his performances.


The Premier League champions have endured a tough 2020/21 campaign that has been plagued by injuries to key defenders, and are currently in ninth place on the table.


Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp signed Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich last summer ( Photo by Getty Images)


But Liverpool legend Barnes feels Thiago will be a key asset to his former team next season and suggested that he could flourish when fans return to the stadiums.


“I can sympathise with Thiago this season and how it has gone for him,’ Barnes told BonuscodeBets.

“Playing with no crowds can be tough for any player, especially one who has only been playing in England for less than a year.


“He’s joined a team who were playing well, compact and the best team in the Premier League.

“Then suddenly because of the injury situation, he’s now come into a team who are not playing well, as well as getting unfair criticism.


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“The way that he plays with the team we currently have, things just aren’t working at Anfield and I do really feel for him as he is a top player.


“Thiago may feel that he needs the crowd for inspiration and to perform better. When the crowds come back, we may start to see better results for Liverpool, but I’ve no doubt he’ll be one of the top performers next season.”