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By Mike Parrott
Thiago Alcantara has revealed that two former Liverpool players helped him decide to choose Jurgen Klopp's side as his next team.
On Friday afternoon, Thiago Alcantara finally joined the Premier League champions from Bayern Munich for a fee of around £30 million.
The Spanish midfielder, who was linked with Liverpool throughout the summer, will certainly bring a smile to fans around the world after they finally landed their man.
However, the 29-year-old revealed that he had some help choosing his final destination from two former reds themselves.
"I will give my heart on the field to my teammates, to the club and also to the fans."- Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 18, 2020
A brilliant first chat with @Thiago6 as a Red :ok_hand::red_circle:
In an introductory interview after his announcement as a Liverpool player, Thiago said that Xabi Alonso and Philippe Coutinho helped him decide.
When asked if he had spoke to anyone about Liverpool and what to expect, Thiago said: "Yeah, for sure. More than the football aspect because in the end, Liverpool is what it is for the last years, the last decades. They were amazing, they performed and it is raising every year as much as you can, as much as they can, as much as we can, is what I should say.
"More than that, it is the family aspect, the life aspect - how is the city? Where to go. How was the life [here]? People like Philippe Coutinho and Xabi Alonso helped me a lot to take this last step. It's really good."
Welcome to the @premierleague champions, @Thiago6 :grin:#ThiagoFriday :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/gU18ENjVtn
- Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 18, 2020
"How was the life [here]? People like Philippe Coutinho and Xabi Alonso helped me a lot to take this last step. It's really good."
The midfielder completed a transfer from FC Bayern Munich on Friday afternoon to become Jürgen Klopp's second signing of the summer following Kostas Tsimikas.
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