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‘The door is never closed’ – Lotthar Mathaus urges Bayern Munich to re-sign Thiago Alcantara from Liverpool


Thiago Alcantara left Bayern Munich to join Liverpool last summer (Picture: Getty)

Bayern Munich legend Lotthar Mathaus believes the door is open for Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara to return to the club.

Thiago joined Liverpool from Bayern last summer, having won seven Bundesliga league titles, four German Cups and a Champions League during his seven seasons at the Allianz Arena.

The Spain international has failed to replicate his best form on Merseyside however, and was targeted with fierce criticism in the wake of Liverpool’s collapse at Leicester City last weekend with club legend Jamie Carragher calling him a ‘liability defensively’.

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While he has shown glimpses of his proven talent, Thiago’s struggles have seen calls for his return to Bayern emerge in Germany with Mathaus eager to see it happen.

‘’How about Bayern bring Thiago back to Munich? Mathaus told Sky Germany. ‘He is not getting on in Liverpool and in Munich he is missed by Hansi Flick and the fans’.

Thiago struggled at Leicester last weekend (Picture: Getty)

Thiago’s move away from Bayern was described as a ‘great loss’ by CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who also revealed Thiago ‘hugged me for five minutes and cried’ as he left the club.

And according to Mathaus, the manner of that goodbye means a reunion cannot be ruled out.

‘Anyone who says goodbye to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge so emotionally, the door is certainly never completely closed’.

Thiago missed 16 games during the first-half of the season with a knee injury and a further four after a positive Covid-19 test.

The former Barcelona starlet is still to register a goal or assist for Jurgen Klopp’s side.


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