Jurgen Klopp’s side have been linked with a transfer for Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman, who is reportedly unhappy at the Allianz Arena. Bayern Munich are keen to sign Coman to a new long-term contract, since his current one expires in 2023.
However, negotiations are yet to reach a conclusion, with Sky in Germany stating that the forward is dissatisfied with the amount he has been offered.
According to sources, Liverpool has attempted to take advantage of the situation by making a bid for Coman.
Bayern Munich, according to Sky in Germany, has set Coman’s transfer fee at €100 million (£86 million).
Jurgen Klopp’s team paid £20 million to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich last season.
Thiago arrived with a great track record as one of the best midfielders in the world, having won four La Liga titles with Barcelona, seven Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, and two Champions Leagues with Real Madrid.
The Spaniard, though, struggled to adjust to English football at first, with an impressive start against Chelsea, followed by being infected with coronavirus.
Thiago suffered a knee injury after returning for the Merseyside derby, ruling him out of Liverpool’s next ten Premier League matches.
He didn’t miss a game in the second part of the season, but he still put in some poor performances, finishing the season with only one goal with no assists.
Thiago admitted to Sky Sports that he had difficulty adjusting to English football.
“At the beginning, I was surprised by the rhythm of the game and the long balls,” he said.
“Here, some teams have a lot of appreciation for how long balls can create big chances for them very quickly.
“And on the same point, the faster you put the ball in front, the faster it comes back.
“Throw-ins, corner kicks, goal kicks… everything happens at more speed here and you have to adapt to that.
“When there is a situation where you think you can breathe, the ball is already in play again.”
Liverpool will be cautious of paying Bayern’s asking price for Coman, given Thiago’s failures to make an early impact.