‘You Have To Be Kidding Me’ ‘Makes Absolutely No Sense’ Fans React As Liverpool Plan Talks With £200K p/w Player

‘You Have To Be Kidding Me’ ‘Makes Absolutely No Sense’ Fans React As Liverpool Plan Talks With £200K p/w Player

Liverpool are expected to hold talks with the agents of Thiago Alcantara about signing a contract extension, according to Caught Offside.

The Spaniard’s current deal expires at the end of the season but the Reds are keen to retain the midfielder’s services beyond next summer.

However, fans on X are very surprised that the Merseyside club are considering keeping Thiago due to his poor injury record:

Klopp wants to keep Thiago

Despite the fact that the 32-year-old has missed nearly 80 matches due to fitness problems over the past three years, Caught Offside report that manager Jurgen Klopp is a “big fan” of the player and wants to keep him at Anfield.

The German was the main driving force behind bringing him to the club in 2020, and it appears he still feels Thiago can be of some use to the first team.

Offering an extension on a reduced salary

Thiago is currently earning around £200,000 a week at Liverpool, based on Capology‘s data, which makes the midfielder the third-highest earner at the club.

Due to his injury history and age, an extension that lowers his current basic wage would be preferable, as he is unlikely to be a regular starter going forward.

Whether Thiago would accept such an offer, considering he does have interest from Saudi Arabia as well, we shall have to wait and see.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.