Liverpool news Thiago opens up on 'unbelievable' surprise when he joined Liverpool MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been answering fans' questions to him on his song, the city and more
Breaking News ! Thiago Alcantara has lifted the lid on his appreciation for Liverpool fans’ special song in his honour while outlining his hopes for the Kop choir once fans are allowed back into matches in large numbers again. Despite the huge anticipation over his long-awaited arrival, Thiago’s time with the Reds so far has endured some false starts. That’s been partly down to injury problems after Richarlison’s red card challenge on him in the Merseyside Derby left him sidelined for two months and also down to the coronavirus restrictions that have so far denied him the chance to play in front of a packed Anfield or even explore his new surroundings properly. Read More Related Articles Fabinho comments on 'demanding' Mohamed Salah's Liverpool transfer exit links Read More Related Articles 'Sunday is massive' - Jurgen Klopp sent Liverpool message after Manchester United go top Like everyone, the 29-year-old is looking forward to better times ahead though. Taking part in a question and answer session called #AskThiago, the midfielder revealed that he had read thousands of responses from fans from which he would try and respond to some of them. Kopites had a ready-made song for Thiago with bespoke lyrics set to the tune of the 1978 Gibson Brothers’ disco hit Cuba before he had even kicked a ball for his new club and the former Bayern Munich man admits he is taken aback by the tribute. Thiago said: “It’s unbelievable. I guess I was surprised how fast the people could create the lyrics and the video. It was very fast. “I was flying from Munich to Liverpool and I had already seen the video. *Transfer news, rumours and analysis...sign up for The Gossip newsletter. “I said, ‘Wow, I hadn’t even landed here and I had this.
. I’m looking forward to when the stadium is full with people again and we can hear that song for sure.” He added: “First of all I want to hear the famous chanting of Liverpool fans after a goal. “Then, if things are going good, the play, and they like me - I like them for sure - then I would love to hear that (them chanting my name) but first of all let’s hear the Liverpool songs and when we score also, the emotion from the fans. “For me, that’s more important than a personal one.”
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Born in Apulia in South East Italy (by the heel of the Italian peninsula's 'boot') at a time when his father Mazinho was playing for Lecce, Thiago’s childhood was split between time back in the family’s native Brazil and Spain, for whom he has represented at international level some 39 times. After seven years in landlocked Bavaria though, the player was eager to get to know his new city but due to COVID-19 restrictions has so far only been able to get some fleeting glances. Thiago has been impressed with what he has seen so far though and said: "Before the covid situation, I tried to walk around the city.
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“I went on the docks and Anfield, the surroundings of the stadium. “There was an amazing atmosphere there and what I feel before a game will be awesome. “It’s an amazing city, very similar to my hometown. I’m looking forward to the end of this situation we live in now so I can enjoy this city.”
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