I've been waiting for this moment - Thiago's first interview as a Red
The Spaniard signed a long term contract with Liverpool on Friday.
Thiago Alcantara says playing for Liverpool is a moment he has been waiting for in his entire career.
The Reds completed the signing of the former Bayern Munich star on Friday afternoon on a four-year deal having agreed on a £20m transfer fee with Bayern Munich with the remaining £5m to be add ons.
The 29-year old arrived at Melwood to undergo his medicals and was officially announced as a Reds player.
“I think it’s an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here.
“When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can – and when you win, you want to win more. I think this club describes what I am as well; I want to achieve all of the goals, win as many trophies as possible.
“It also [has] this kind of family [feeling] that I need because we [like to] have a very close relationship with the club and I think I will feel this, I will have this feeling, with this club as well.”
The midfielder who has won nine league titles, two Champions Leagues, and two FIFA Club World Cups with Barcelona and Bayern spoke on the need to quickly adapt to the Reds team to hit the ground running in the Premier League.
“I must adapt to the team as fast as I can in the situation and the context that we are living right now.
“Everything is more compact and we started a little bit later, but still it is football and I think we have to mix all the big things up, all the good things we have. I will help the team in a defensive and offensive [way] and also in a mental aspect.
“[The fans] are not more excited than I am, for sure not! It is not about saying words, it is about doing the things. I will give my heart on the field to my teammates, the club, and also to the fans.”