Thiago Alcantara reveals his surprising 5-man dream team

Thiago Alcantara has revealed his five-man dream team and reflects on his first Anfield experience, in an interesting interview.

Thiago ended a trophy-laden seven-year spell with Bayern Munich at the end of last season, choosing to sign for Liverpool in September. Since then his involvement for the Reds has been limited due to a knee injury from which he only recently recovered. However, when he performed, his technical performances won many admirers.

Thiago Alcantara
Thiago is one of the best midfielders on the planet | Pool / Getty Images

Recently he participated in a #AskThiago Liverpool’s social media event, in which he was asked to select his five-a-side dream squad.

He provided a surprising response, saying, “I always say that more than the best players, I will always choose the best chemistry and the best friends that I have in football.

“My brother Rafinha, Rodrigo Moreno, who plays for Leeds. Jonathan dos Santos who plays for LA Galaxy in the United States and David de Gea who plays for Manchester United. As well as myself – I think it’s the five over me to choose. The only problem is that someone has to defend themselves, but it’s ok! “

Although no Liverpool player was included in his dream squad, Thiago spoke warmly about the club and the city during the interview. He also spoke about his very first experience with the Anfield crowd, when Bayern faced the Reds in the Champions League round of 16 in 2019.

Rodrigo Moreno
Rodrigo was a surprise inclusion in Thiago’s dream squad at five | Michael Regan / Getty Images

“We were up against a great team and in all areas they were strong, in defense, in attack. When we got to the stadium it was amazing to hear the chants and also to hear the Champions League anthem before the game.

“You are just motivated for the game, it was an incredible feeling,” he said.