INSIDER: Bayern Munich expect Liverpool bid for Thiago

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Liverpool are playing a waiting game over their push for wantaway Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

German football expert Raphael Honigstein has said Liverpool staying quiet could be 'part of their transfer strategy' when it comes to potentially signing Thiago.

He told Sky Sports, "Bayern have put a contract on the table, they thought he'd agreed, he changed his mind and at that moment, of course, the club are thinking 'OK, he's got a deal with someone else'.

“But that someone else has yet to reveal their hand. There has been no firm offer from anyone.

“I think Bayern are bracing themselves for Liverpool, because that's the club he has been linked with and that's the rumour in the dressing room, that he's been talking about Liverpool.

“But we haven't seen any offer from Liverpool coming in.

“Liverpool themselves have, of course, distanced themselves repeatedly from making a move for Thiago.

“Again, that could just be, at this moment in time, part of their strategy.

“But I think Bayern are now more or less resigned to him leaving, which I think is a big blow for them."