Thiago sets out Liverpool targets after tough first Premier League season

Thiago Alcantara wants to win every game of every competition this season (Picture: Getty)

Thiago Alcantara believes Liverpool should be aiming to win every competition they are involved in this season as the Spanish midfielder looks to bounce back from a difficult first campaign in England. 

Thiago arrived at the club last summer with an incredible pedigree after winning numerous titles with Bayern Munich and Barcelona, but has so far failed to live up to expectations on Merseyside.

Liverpool finished third in the Premier League last season, 17 points behind eventual winners Manchester City, after suffering injuries to key players Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson. 

The Spanish international believes his ambitions haven’t changed since he joined the club, and urged the rest of his teammates to never lose that hunger to win. 

‘Well, I have the same feeling I’ve had in every team I’ve played, which is to aim as high as possible,’ Thiago told Liverpool FC. 

‘That means to win every competition possible: the league, Champions League and the cup competitions too. That’s always been the objective. I’d say there’s no difference between this year, last year and the one before that. 

Thiago joined from Bayern Munich last summer.

Thiago believes he’s learnt a lot in his first season in England (Picture: Getty)

‘We want to win everything and have that hunger to not just win every competition but to win every game.’

After a tough first season, Thiago believes he’s now better equipped to play a key role for the club in order to achieve the goals they have set out.

‘Well, I don’t know if I’d count it as a year of experience in England as, due to COVID, everything has been closed, so we’ve not been able to enjoy being in the country too much in that sense,’ he said.

‘In terms of the Premier League, I’ve had a year to experience how competitive the game is and the speed of play. As is always the case when you’re adapting, it has been a good year but at the start I had tough times. I feel that I’ve overcome those now and I’m looking forward to this season.

‘When I arrived here I was already clear on what I could bring to the team and what the team could give to me. We’ll continue working together and I think that we’re always discovering new things, both in terms of those of us that have been here [for a period] and those players that come in. 

‘That’s how you create that harmony within the group to be able to perform at the highest level and evolve.’

Liverpool, who have won two and drawn one in their opening three Premier League games, travel to Elland Road to play Leeds on September 12 following the end of the international break. 

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