Bayern Munich have been told to consider resigning Thiago Alcantara from Liverpool just five months after selling the Spanish international.
After over seven years in Germany, Thiago joined the Reds last September. He was their main acquisition for the current campaign and seen as a statement signing by the defending champions.
But after making an impressive debut in the win at Chelsea, it has been far from plain sailing since.
A positive coronavirus test and an injury picked up in October’s Merseyside derby meant he made just three appearances before the turn of the calendar year.
He has played 10 games so far in 2021, but his place in the Liverpool side has been under question. His return to fitness coincided with the Reds’ slump in form which has seen them fall out of the title race.
As a result, some have doubts regarding whether he suits Jurgen Klopp’s style. He is yet to score or assist, and has struggled to really make his mark as of yet.
Thiago ‘missed’ in Munich
With that in mind, Bayern legend Lothar Matthaus has suggested the Bundesliga giants should attempt to take him back to the Allianz Arena.
He enjoyed a successful spell with the Bavarians, winning 17 trophies. And although they haven’t struggled without him, Matthaus claims his absence is felt.
Speaking to Sky Deutschland (via the Liverpool Echo), he said: “How about Bayern bring Thiago back to Munich? He’s not getting on at Liverpool and in Munich he is missed by Hansi Flick and the fans.
“Anyone who says goodbye to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge so emotionally, the door is certainly never completely closed.”
Bayern made it known they didn’t want to lose Thiago, who valued highly by the club. Their CEO Rummenigge even described his emotional departure as a “great loss”.
It is likely, then, that the Champions League holders would be interested should he become available. Although, there has been no suggestion that Liverpool are looking to move him on.