With the first set of Champions League games played after the competition's return, it seems difficult not to regard Bayern Munich as the favourites at this point.
The German champions put Chelsea to the sword last night, and couple that with their hugely impressive Bundesliga form, they look like a formidable outfit.
The star of last night's performance was Thiago Alcantara. The Spanish midfielder was absolutely immense in every facet of the game, putting in an incredible shift in midfield.
His highlights from the match are a sight to behold.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 9, 2020
The 29-year old looks likely to leave Bayern in the coming weeks. He has only one year remaining on his current contract and has told the club that he will not sign a new deal.
Liverpool have been the team most frequently linked with a move for Thiago. He seems like the type of player that would add a different dimension to their midfield, a view shared by Rio Ferdinand.
Speaking on BT Sport after last night's game, he said that the former Barcelona man would be a 'dream' signing for Liverpool.
Some of these passes are a joke! 😍😮
"He's one of the top five midfielders in the world!"
"He's a conductor. He controls the game. He has wing mirrors."
Owen Hargreaves and @rioferdy5 discuss the quality of Thiago, and a potential move to Liverpool 👀#Club2020 pic.twitter.com/AGKBRcQZOA
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 8, 2020
He would be a great signing. He is a conductor, someone that can control the tempo of the game.
He's got wing mirrors so he can see behind him, he can see all angles and play every pass in the game. He is an intelligent player.
He speaks the language, which is an important part of it as well. He would be a dream signing for someone like Liverpool. He is the one type of player that they probably haven't got...
Does he walk into Liverpool's team? They are a formidable team now. If you take someone out of that team now you're going to lose something.
Does he give you much more? He gives you something different.
It has been reported that Liverpool are hoping to sign the player for a fee of around €20million. He would certainly be a bargain at that price.