For Liverpool this season, Thiago Alcantara thinks he can still have a significant impact and possibly secure himself a new deal.
Due to a hip condition, the 32-year-old has not yet appeared in 2023–24 after a string of physical difficulties throughout his tenure on Merseyside.
Thiago’s four-year deal, which he signed upon joining the team in September 2020, ends this upcoming summer, and he has been strongly rumoured to be heading to the Saudi Pro League.
The Spaniard is unlikely to consider a U-turn unless he becomes a free agent in the summer since he has shown little to no interest in making the transition despite the enormous money on offer.
The Reds presently top the Premier League standings. They made significant midfield additions in the summer transfer window, including Wataru Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch, and Alexis Mac Allister.
As Liverpool attempts to stop Manchester City’s run of three straight Premier League titles, Thiago is very close to returning to action, perhaps early in the new year. He hopes to contribute significantly to Jurgen Klopp’s team. With 11 domestic championships won with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Thiago undoubtedly has the expertise to cross the finish line again. According to rumours, he wants to persuade Klopp and Liverpool’s management that he deserves a contract extension.
Liverpool is keen to bolster their defence with the addition of a new defensive midfielder, but with Joel Matip’s season-ending knee injury, their focus may now be on acquiring a new central defender.
During that period, Saudi clubs could try to sign Thiago, but we predict that he will try to turn down the attention to continue contributing significantly to Liverpool through the conclusion of the season.