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Thiago defends decision to join Liverpool and rejects Barcelona 'rumours'

Thiago Alcantara insists he made the right decision to join Liverpool.

The Spain midfielder has failed to make a significant impact at Anfield since signing from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2020.

Reports in Barcelona have claimed new Blaugrana boss Xavi wants to bring the La Masia graduate back to Camp Nou.

Thiago made his first start in almost two months in Saturday's win over Arsenal and the 30-year-old insists he wants to stay with the Reds.

"As I always have been, I am a guy who plays football - I am not concerned about the rumours," Thiago told reports

"I'm focused on the duty I have with my team and the years I have in contract with my team.

"I just want to know about this new adventure that I have here in the Premier League and try to win all the trophies I can. And my commitment is maximum with this team."

Asked about his decision to move to Liverpool, Thiago added: "100% I made the right choice, the right move.

"You never know because the injuries make you stop your frequency to play, to know much more of how your team performs on the pitch.

"You can watch your football every time and the theory is awesome but the practice is even better. I hate that me and my team-mates got injured but it's part of our job and part of life. When we are fit we have to have as high performances as we can.

"Why did I come? Because I wanted to win and go away from my comfort area and try new things and a great, different football, the team-mates I have here and Jurgen's football.

"It's football, it's about learning. With my experience and knowledge in football, I can be better learning new things, so why not?

"At the end, I want to win. That's the biggest thing I have in my mind, I want to be dominant in a game. Why not here with Jurgen and these team-mates?"

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