Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick said he can “understand” why Liverpool targets Thiago Alcantara are keen to move to the Premier League.
Last week president of the German club, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated that Thiago will be looking for a fresh opportunity elsewhere as he wants to leave the club.
Paris Saint-Germain can bid £36 m for the midfielder this summer but Liverpool is the strong favorite to sign Spain international.
Thiago has one year left to run on his contract at Bayern and Flick has accepted that he will have a good chance of losing one of his star men in the coming weeks.
“I can understand when a player thinks about a move,” he told Sport1. “Thiago has played for FC Barcelona in Spain and for FC Bayern Munchen in Germany.”
“If he wants to play in the Premier League now, I totally understand. But it would be a pity because Thiago gives us that certain extra.”
“That’s what I’d like to keep him for the next few years as a coach, but that’s life. It goes on.”