Liverpool fans were over the moon when Thiago Alcantara completed his £20 million move from Bayern Munich last summer.
The Spain international, 29, is widely regarded as one of the most technically gifted midfielders in the world and had just helped Bayern win a treble.
“I know all the people at Bayern wanted to keep him desperately,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said after landing Thiago. “That’s normal and understandable because he played an important role, in the last season as well.
“He just was ready for a new challenge and he decided for us.”
Thiago made his debut away at Chelsea last month and earned rave reviews for his classy performance after entering the fray as a second-half substitute.
He was then forced to miss the Reds’ next four fixtures after testing positive for Covid-19.
But the Spaniard made a triumphant return during Saturday lunchtime’s Merseyside derby, producing a Man of the Match performance in the 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.
A video of Thiago’s individual highlights has emerged and it’s proof that Liverpool have signed a true maestro.
Watch the video here…