Barcelona’s new head coach Xavi is reportedly keen on bringing Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara back to the Camp Nou.
The 30-year-old only moved to the Reds in September last year, but he has struggled to make the sort of impact that many were expecting. There has been a mixed response from fans on Twitter about whether the Spaniard should be allowed to leave:
— englishjen (@englishjen2) November 18, 2021
Depends partly on what Thiago thinks. If he's keen to stay and be a key player, then keep him. He's a world class playmaker.
— Simon Parker (@polhoff) November 18, 2021
Sell. He can't stay healthy.
— brothersjudd (@brothersjudd) November 18, 2021
Keep, until Barca offers 140 million!
— Kristian Robinson (@Kristiano671) November 19, 2021
Sell maybe we need a midfield with less injury prone,i know he was world class but we need someone with less injury
— Rufus (@Rufus424) November 19, 2021
Keep. No question.
— Lucas E. Smith – 🏆 (@LucasECSmith) November 18, 2021
Sell. Never understood the signing
— FootballFwends (@football_fwends) November 18, 2021
May aswell keep him ony got two years left on contract anyway
— Adam Latham (@AdamLatham) November 18, 2021
Thiago’s fitness record has been poor since he arrived at Anfield, and that seems to be the main bone of contention when it comes to deciding his future, among some supporters.
While his quality is not in doubt, his ability to help Liverpool win trophies is hampered by the fact that he can’t stay fit for a lengthy period of time. Now he has returned from a calf problem, it will be hoped that we’ll see the best of him in a Liverpool shirt over the next few weeks and months.