Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp wants controversial in-house deal for “world class” star

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Thiago (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Thiago (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images) /

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is on the side in favour of an in-house deal for this world-class star, but others disagree with his stance.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp isn’t the type to give up easily. This is partly the reason why he has led the club out of the turmoil they faced before he was unveiled as the manager. Numerous times over the last few years, the German boss has stood up to those who own the club and in return, he’s picked up many major honours and turned the Reds into a club to be feared again.

Unsurprisingly, the Liverpool gaffer has been fighting another lost cause at Anfield Stadium and it involves the contract situation of one of his players. Thiago Alcantara, the forgotten about injury-prone midfielder, runs out of contract at the end of this season, with many wondering what will happen to the technically gifted star.

Indeed, Klopp is a big fan of Thiago and is prepared to fight in his corner. According to a claim from 90min, the Liverpool boss was one of the people in support of extending Thiago’s deal. In the summer, he described Thiago as a one in 5 million player and his exploits are “world-class”. These comments came after Thiago snubbed interest from big clubs to stay at Liverpool.

Of course, there are many at the club who disagree with Klopp. Despite the manager’s persistence, the general consensus is that Thiago shouldn’t be offered a new contract. I assume this is for the reason he’s too injury prone.

As understandable as the reasoning is, it does beg the question of what the point in having a manager is. If Klopp doesn’t get the final say in this situation, then there is clearly a power dynamic at Anfield which MUST be addressed for the health of the club.

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