Thiago: Liverpool fans left me saying 'wow' with early gesture

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Thiago Alcantara appreciates the way he's been welcomed by Liverpool's fans this season.

Upon arriving from Bayern Munich, Kopites had a ready-made song for Thiago with bespoke lyrics set to the tune of the 1978 Gibson Brothers' disco hit Cuba before he had even kicked a ball for his new club and the former Bayern Munich man admits he is taken aback by the tribute.

In a Q&A, Thiago said: “It's unbelievable. I guess I was surprised how fast the people could create the lyrics and the video. It was very fast.

“I was flying from Munich to Liverpool and I had already seen the video.

“I said, 'Wow, I hadn't even landed here and I had this.'

“The picture is very funny and the video is amazing. I'm looking forward to when the stadium is full with people again and we can hear that song for sure."

He added: “First of all I want to hear the famous chanting of Liverpool fans after a goal.

“Then, if things are going good, the play, and they like me - I like them for sure - then I would love to hear that (them chanting my name) but first of all let's hear the Liverpool songs and when we score also, the emotion from the fans.

“For me, that's more important than a personal one."