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Bayern Munich boss Flick on 'great player' Thiago: I can only congratulate Liverpool

Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has paid tribute to departing Champions League winner Thiago Alcantara.

Bayern and Liverpool have agreed a fee for the midfielder.

Flick says the club are disappointed to lose him, "Thiago is an extraordinary player and was very important for us.

"My coaching team and I enjoyed working with him. It was very emotional as we said goodbye. I can only congratulate Liverpool as they got a great player and especially a great person.

"Thiago gave the team a lot of options and made us unpredictable, he solved things in ways you don't expect. Now we're losing yet another great player."

The former Barcelona midfielder is expected on Merseyside to complete his medical over the next day or so, and he will take the No.6 shirt which has been vacated by Dejan Lovren this summer.

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