Thiago reportedly cost Liverpool £800,000/minute playing this year following his latest injury

Back in 2020, Bayern Munich’s midfielder Thiago Alcantara was considered as one of the finest midfielders after he helped win the treble beating Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final in Lisbon.

Following his exploits with Bayern, Liverpool paid £20m for the Spanish international, with the potential for a further £5m in add-ons. However, three and a half years down the line, that investment seems to have gone awry.

Thiago reportedly cost Liverpool £800,000 per minute

Since signing from Bayern, Thiago has failed to live up to the expectations as he has only managed 9 goal contributions in 98 games. Thiago has struggled to stay clear of injuries in recent seasons, picking up 10 different injuries that has sidelined him for a total of 558 days.

Thiago has featured for just 13 minutes this season (via The Times).

Thiago, who is on a massive contract that sees him earn 200,000 pounds per week, earns a total of 10.4 million pounds per year. However, as he has played only 13 minutes this season, it means that for every minute that he has featured in, he has earned a total of 800,000 pounds.

His current muscle injury will see him miss future games, with the most recent one being a home fixture against Burnley, as he joins Dominik Szoboszlai and forward Mohamed Salah who are currently out with injuries of their own.

Thiago suffers yet another injury upon his return

Thiago recently returned to action after 10 months for Liverpool in their 3-1 loss to Arsenal as a substitute in the 85th minute. The midfielder suffered a muscle problem during that cameo that is expected to require further treatment.

It is another setback for the Spanish midfielder, who has been plagued by fitness problems since his transfer from Bayern. He had just returned from a long-term hip injury and has also sustained hamstring, thigh and knee issues that has seen him miss a total of 108 matches in just over 3 years, with 41 matches missed in the previous season alone.

Thiago is out of a contract this summer (via Liverpool FC).

His previous Liverpool appearance was as a substitute at West Ham in April last year and his last start for Jürgen Klopp’s team came against Wolves in February 2023. He is currently on a 4-year deal with the Reds. With about 5 months left on his contract, he is very likely to leave Liverpool on a free transfer this season.

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