Before RB duel: Klopp stands behind Harmless Diagnosis
Just before the first leg of the Champions League eighth final against RB Leipzig, Liverpool FC is in the worst crisis under team manager Jürgen Klopp. In the Premier League, the reigning champion dropped to sixth place after losing three consecutive games. A symbol of the Reds’ thirsty run: new summer entrance Thiago, who doesn’t really want to ignite in Liverpool yet.
Thiago came to the Merseyside as a triple winner. With FC Bayern München he had won everything there was to win in the 2019/2020 season. As a strategist in the defensive midfield, the elegant pass machine directed 40 competitive games and gave the Munich game elegance and structure.
The 29-year-old is also expected to bring similar strengths to FC Liverpool, which signed the Spanish international in the summer for 22 million euros from FC Bayern.
However, Thiago has not yet found his world-class form with the Reds, which had distinguished him from the German record champion for years. Too rarely can he stamp the Liverpool game, too often it is boiled down by his opponents and taken out of the game.
In 13 games for Liverpool so far, Thiago is still without direct goal participation. Too little for the high demands of the sevenfold German champion.