Liverpool tried to signing Thiago’s brother earlier than deadline

Liverpool information: The Reds had been linked with signing Thiago Alcantara’s brother Rafina earlier than the deadline.

Raphina adopted in his elder brother’s footsteps to hitch Barcelona’s youth academy aged 13 in 2006. He labored by way of the Blaugrana’s youth ranges to make his skilled debut throughout the 2010-11 season.

Nevertheless, he failed to determine himself as an everyday in Blaugrana’s squad, making simply 56 league appearances throughout his time at Camp Nou. Barca loaned him out 3 times earlier than promoting him completely to Paris Saint-Germain in 2020.

He made 39 appearances in all competitions for PSG, serving to them win one Ligue 1 title and one Coupe de France. The Brazil worldwide left the Paris outfit to hitch Qatari Stars League facet Al Arabi at no cost this summer season.

Liverpool information: Thiago’s brother linked with a transfer to Anfield earlier than the deadline

Liverpool news: The Reds showed interest in signing Thiago's brother before the deadline
Liverpool information: The Reds confirmed curiosity in signing Thiago’s brother earlier than the deadline

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In line with a report by Fabrizio Romano (by way of Empire of the Kop), Liverpool confirmed curiosity in signing Thiago Alcantara’s brother Rafina earlier than the deadline.

The Reds had been available in the market for a brand new midfielder throughout the last days of the just lately concluded switch window. They shortlisted a number of gamers in that regard, together with Rafinha.

Nevertheless, the Merseyside outfit determined towards signing him and moved for Juventus‘ Arthur Melo as an alternative. Arthur has arrived at Anfield on a season-long mortgage deal, with the Reds additionally having the choice to signal him completely for €37.5 million subsequent summer season.

The Brazil worldwide is more likely to make his debut for the Reds after they lock horns towards Napoli in a UEFA Champions League group stage recreation on Thursday.

Thiago Alcantara returns to full coaching

The Reds supervisor Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Thiago Alcantara has returned to coaching after recovering from a hamstring damage that he sustained towards Fulham on the opening match day of the season. He’s in competition to play towards Napoli in a UCL recreation on Thursday.

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Talking to the media, he mentioned: “Thiago, again in coaching, second day right now. (It) means he’s prepared, for the way lengthy, we’ll see.”

The Brazil worldwide’s return might be a much-needed enhance for the Reds as they’re presently in need of depth in midfield. Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all presently on the damage desk for the Merseyside outfit.

Each Fabio Carvalho and Curtis Jones will even sit out throughout the recreation towards the Italian facet. Nevertheless, Klopp is assured in regards to the pair to return to coaching quickly.


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