24/11/2021; 1:17 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Xavi hasd his Barcelona rein on a decent note. Before his arrival, there were gaping holes and massive cracks in the team, but the Spaniard feels he is up to the task. After two games in charge, he has managed a win and a draw, but most importantly, he has kept two clean sheets, which until recently was a rarity.
The new Barcelona coach knows his team must start scoring goals to put them in good stead for a successful season. While goalscorers are at a premium at Barca, Xavi feels that he lacks experienced midfielders.
There have been rumours linking Barcelona with a return of Thiago Alcantara. The former Barcelona player is a wanted entity at the Nou Camp, but it seems the Liverpool midfielder is uninterested.
When Thiago Alcantara joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich, the move was celebrated as one to tip Liverpool over the line as genuine favourites to upstage Manchester City. Injuries have, however, been his bane since his arrival. Thiago first contracted COVID-19 upon his arrival, before an injury from a Richarlison tackle put him out of commission.
Last season, he featured in 24 league games for Liverpool as hed 20 and managed just a goal. Injuries have continued to hamper his participation with the team as he has managed just eight appearances this season. Thiago is gradually recovering some of his best creative forms this season.
Despite the limitations he has faced so far in the Premiership, the 30-year-old has not considered returning to his former club. Thiago claims that he is happy at Anfield
🗣 "I play football, I'm not concerned about the rumours. I'm focused on the duty I have with my team."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 23, 2021
Thiago Alcantara responds to the rumours linking him with a move to Barcelona pic.twitter.com/EHfLiV3U7U
Following the sacking of Ronald Koeman and the return of Xavi to the club, Thiago has had links to a Barcelona return. Xavi is said to be eager to reunite with the midfielder.
Speaking on a possible return to Barcelona, Thiago said he is happy at Liverpool. Speaking ahead of the Champions League tie between Liverpool and Porto on Wednesday, Thiago told a news conference as quoted by Sportsmax that he is not bothered with rumours but football. The Spaniard said his interest lies in the duty he has with his team and the years on his contract.
Putting the speculations on ice, he said the adventure at Liverpool and trying to win trophies with the club that interests him.
Thiago claims to be one hundred per cent convinced that he made the right choice in joining Liverpool. He said this, despite the spate of injuries he has sustained while at the club.
Thiago has enjoyed a trophy-laden career with a cabinet that includes league titles across Spain and Germany. They include four La Liga titles, seven Bundesliga crowns. He has also won three Champions League titles from working with world-class managers. They include Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola, Hansi Flick and now Jurgen Klopp.