Thiago Alcantara would ‘not be the best fit’ for Liverpool, claims Jose Enrique

Thiago is set to sign for Liverpool (Picture: ANP Sport via Getty)

Jose Enrique has questioned Liverpool’s move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, admitting he’s not sure his countryman would be the ‘best fit’ for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

While Enrique, who spent five years at Anfield, thinks the Spain international, 29, is an ‘unbelievable player’, he cast doubt over his age and his lack of experience in the Premier League.

Thiago has won the Champions League, two Club World Cups, seven Bundesliga and two La Liga titles during spells at Bayern Munich and Barcelona – winning virtually every honour available to him at club level.

And although Enrique thinks he would be a ‘very, very good player’ if he does seal a move to Anfield, he is not convinced they would get much longevity out of the midfielder.

‘If they get him definitely he’s going there because Klopp has called him and told him he’s going to be a starting player often,’ Enrique told Stadium Astro.

‘He’s 29 already. The Premier League is not the same, he’s never played there.

‘I believe he will be a very, very good player for us but how much do you want to spend on this player and for how many years is he going to perform in your team? That’s what you have to look at as well.

‘I’m not sure it would be the best fit.

‘But he’s an unbelievable player, there’s no doubt about that.

‘And he would make the starting line-up. For me, he’d make the starting line-up.’

Klopp was quizzed over a move for Thiago after Liverpool’s 2-0 win against relegation-threatened Aston Villa on Sunday.

‘‘Would you be surprised if I don’t give an answer on that? Just because I never answer these kind of questions,’ Klopp said on Sunday.

‘Thiago Alcantara is a really good player. Like a lot of other players out there, I like (him) a lot. But that’s all I have to say about that.’

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