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Liverpool hero Barnes: Thiago will create midfield problems

Liverpool hero John Barnes has questioned the prospect of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara moving to Anfield.

Barnes thinks bringing Thiago to Anfield may affect the balance Jurgen Klopp currently has in his team.

“With the midfield being very workmanlike, they are a lot of points better off than everybody else," Barnes told BBC Sport.

He added: “The reason you can have two full-backs attacking at the same time and three strikers is because they have three hard-working midfielders to protect that situation.

“If you get another creative midfielder and you want your full-backs and front three to attack, then maybe you are going to concede more goals."

Barnes continued: “Manchester City have got how many creative players in their midfield? But Liverpool finished 20-odd points ahead of them. Maybe Manchester City should say: 'Let's get more hard-working players in midfield so we can catch Liverpool.'"

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