Thiago Alcantara: We aim as high as possible this season

Liverpool have made a decent start to the new Premier League season, winning two out of the three games they have played so far.

Thiago Alcantara celebrates a goal in a file photo; Credit: Liverpool FC Twitter
By Karthik Raman | Sep 4, 2021 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara is eager to “win everything” with Liverpool this season. Having played with Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the past, Thiago’s hunger for success has not vanished. The Spaniard is putting no limit on the scale of Liverpool’s ambitions this season. The playmaker is now in his second campaign at Anfield and wants to help the Reds challenge for all the possible honours available this season. “Well, I have the same feeling I’ve had in every team I’ve played, which is to aim as high as possible,” Thiago told the club’s official matchday programme, of his and his teammates’ targets for 2021/22 season.

Liverpool have made a decent start to the new Premier League season, winning two out of the three games they have played so far. “That means to win every competition possible: the league, Champions League and the cup competitions too. That’s always been the objective. I’d say there’s no difference between this year, last year and the one before that.  We want to win everything and have that hunger to not just win every competition but to win every game,” he stated.

Thiago Alcantara: I’m looking forward to this season

Thiago Alcantara took time to get used to demands of the Premier League in his maiden campaign at the Merseyside. As the season progressed, the Spaniard started to find his feet at Anfield. He played a key role in a late-season surge that secured Champions League qualification for the Reds. In his second campaign now, Thiago feels accustomed to the style and rhythm of the Premier League.

 “Well, I don’t know if I’d count it as a year of experience in England as, due to COVID, everything has been closed, so we’ve not been able to enjoy being in the country too much in that sense,” Thiago Alcantara added.

“In terms of the Premier League, I’ve had a year to experience how competitive the game is and the speed of play. As is always the case when you’re adapting, it has been a good year but at the start I had tough times. I feel that I’ve overcome those now and I’m looking forward to this season.

“When I arrived here I was already clear on what I could bring to the team and what the team could give to me. We’ll continue working together and I think that we’re always discovering new things, both in terms of those of us that have been here [for a period] and those players that come in. That’s how you create that harmony within the group to be able to perform at the highest level and evolve.”

First team Reds commit their future to the club

Jordan Henderson was the latest Liverpool player to commit his long-term future to the Anfield club recently. The Reds skipper put pen to paper on a new contract at the AXA Training Centre to extend his 10-year stay in Merseyside that has included 394 games, 30 goals and five major trophies.

The English midfielder is the sixth first-team player to sign new deals with the club recently. He followed in the footsteps of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson. Speaking about his club manager Jurgen Klopp, Henderson told, “I’ve spoken a lot of times about the manager, how special he is and how all of this success we’ve had over the past few years, a lot of it is down to him.”

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