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Jamie Redknapp believes Liverpool will benefit from the signing of Thiago Alcantara.

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been strongly linked with a move to Anfield.

Thiago Alcantara was key in Bayern Munich's Champions League success in 2020.
Thiago Alcantara was key in Bayern Munich's Champions League success in 2020.

Jamie Redknapp has labelled Liverpool target Thiago Alacantara as one of the best midfielders in the world.

The former Reds star says the Bayern Munich playmaker would bring something different to Anfield if he was to join the Premier League champions from Bayern Munich.

In June Liverpool ended their 30-year wait to be crowned English top-flight champions, but Jurgen Klopp's side have not strengthened ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, with defender Kostas Tsimikas the only signing so far.

"We've often spoken about how good Liverpool's midfield is, how hard-working they are, but sometimes they may be lack that bit of finesse and that little bit of quality," Redknapp told Sky Sports.

"Thiago would give them something completely different, he's one of the best midfield players in the world. He dictates the play, plays at his own pace.

"Sometimes, especially when you go to tough places in the Premier League, you cannot beat teams by going 100 mph all the time, you need a little bit of finesse and for someone to do things differently.

"Many years ago Liverpool had midfield players like Ronnie Whelan and Jan Molby who could just slow the game down and play at a tempo that suited them, Thiago could do that.

"We saw him in the Champions League final where he completely bossed the game, had so many touches of the ball and made the game look easy."

Reports suggest the 29-year-old is keen to leave the Allianz Arena, but speaking ahead of Spain's 1-1 draw with Germany in the Nations League, he said a decision has not yet been made.

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