Liverpool have signed Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal that could rise to £25m.

Liverpool will pay £20m for the Spain international, with the potential for a further £5m in add-ons, and the midfielder will wear the No 6 jersey.

Thiago arrived in the UK on Friday morning, flying in to Manchester from Munich to complete a medical and finalise the deal.

The 29-year-old helped Bayern win the treble last season, as they beat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final last month in Lisbon.

“I think it’s an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here,” Thiago told Liverpool’s official website.

“When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can – and when you win, you want to win more. I think this club describes what I am as well; I want to achieve all of the goals, win as many trophies as possible.

“It also [has] this kind of family [feeling] that I need because we [like to] have a very close relationship with the club and I think I will feel this, I will have this feeling, with this club as well.

Sky Sports News’ Vinny O’Connor has the details of the contract signed by Thiago.

“I must adapt to the team as fast as I can in the situation and the context that we are living right now.

“Everything is more compact and we started a little bit later, but still it is football and I think we have to mix all the big things up, all the good things we have. I will help the team in a defensive and offensive [way] and also in a mental aspect.

“[The fans] are not more excited than I am – for sure not! It is not about saying words, it is about doing the things. I will give my heart on the field to my team-mates, the club and also to the fans.”

Jurgen Klopp said before the signing was announce that the benefits of the Thiago deal are ‘obvious’

‘Most difficult decision of my sports career’

When he left the Bundesliga giants, Thiago took to social media to post a goodbye video which said: “I have made the most difficult decision of my sports career.

“I will close this chapter in this wonderful football club where I have grown as a player for seven years.

“Triumphs, joys and also hard times but what I am most proud of is that I arrived in Munich as a young man full of dreams and now I will leave completely fulfilled with the club, a history and a culture.

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