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New Liverpool midfielder Thiago: I can't do it out of respect to Klopp...

New Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara is wary of touching the club's famous sign inside the players' tunnel.

Thiago admits he wants to respect the wishes of manager Jurgen Klopp.

Speaking in 2016, Klopp said: "I've told my players not to touch the 'This Is Anfield' sign until they win something.

"It's a sign of respect. I touched it when I was manager of Borussia Dortmund but we lost 4-0."

Thiago is firmly behind the wishes of his manager.

"To touch that symbol we have to deserve it to win as many trophies as we can," he added.

"That is why today I will respect that tradition."

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