Thiago Alcantara has explained what he is excited for after his move to Liverpool was finally confirmed.

The Reds had been linked with a move from Bayern Munich for the majority of the summer and a deal was finally sealed on Friday.

Liverpool are believed to have paid around £20m for the former Barcelona midfielder, who will have to do battle with the likes of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum for a place in the centre of the park.

But the 29-year-old can’t wait to get going at the Premier League champions and is looking forward to working with Jurgen Klopp.

Thiago has signed a long-term deal with Premier League champions Liverpool
Thiago has signed a long-term deal with Premier League champions Liverpool

“I am excited not just to wait to play here, but also to train with my teammates, to get to know the coach and what he wants, how the team plays,” Thiago said.

“I want to help the guys if I can help them to be even better than they are, and I can be better than I am. It would be so nice and I hope for that.”

Thiago will wear the No 6 at Liverpool
Thiago will wear the No 6 at Liverpool

Thiago featured at Anfield as Bayern Munich clinched a 0-0 draw on Merseyside in the Champions League last-16, first-leg tie in February 2019.

Though it wasn’t the first time he had been at the famous ground.

“Well, it was my second time here,” Thiago added. “But the first time I was here when I was five or six years old, I think.

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“My dad played against Liverpool with Celta Vigo. I think it was, at that time, it was the UEFA Cup.

“My second time was a draw here; we didn’t plan to defend as much as we defended because we hated just to defend a whole game, but they were stronger than us and we had to adapt. The second game was amazing [to play here].”