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Thiago admits to Liverpool struggles but insists ‘tough times’ are past him

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The former Bayern man endured a difficult debut season at Anfield but is ready to hit top gear in the current campaign.

Thiago Alcantara admits to experiencing “tough times” initially after joining Liverpool but is now “looking forward to this season” after overcoming his struggles.

Thiago ended his seven-year trophy-laden stint at Bayern Munich last summer and joined Liverpool in a £25 million deal in search of a new challenge.

The Spaniard, like a number of other members of Jurgen Klopp’s squad, had a slump in form which led to many even questioning the club’s decision to sign him.

However, he was able to raise his level towards the end of the season and is now looking to maintain good form in 2021-22.

Thiago told the club’s official website: “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. 

“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.”