Last week, Thiago Alcântara gave an interview to Spanish newspaper AS, where he revealed leaving Bayern Munich for Liverpool last summer was not an easy decision for him.
The former Barcelona man also explained he had an opportunity to return to La Liga, but he turned it down in favour of joining the Reds.
Jürgen Klopp’s men beat a poor Arsenal on Saturday evening and ahead of the clash between the two sides, Norway’s TV2 interviewed the midfielder.
The Merseyside club have endured a difficult run this campaign and the Spaniard insisted he has no regrets over moving to Anfield.
“It has been a time to adapt, change and try to play as many games as possible. It’s been a good time. The teammates are fantastic, the coach is fantastic and the league is fantastic,” he said.
“I had a fantastic time in Bayern, but I wanted a new challenge and I wanted to try my hand in the Premier League. To go to Liverpool and get the opportunity to play under Jürgen Klopp was a tough, but good decision.”
When discussing his first season in England, Thiago stressed things haven’t gone as per his plans.
“Yes, that’s for sure. There are many games we didn’t deserve to lose, so it’s been frustrating not to get the three points, even though we have been better than the opponent,” the 29-year-old midfielder.
“But that’s how football is and we look towards the next match, where we will try to perform as well as possible.
“It has been a strange situation since we need, and want, to have the fans at the stadium. At the same time, I have received a very warm welcome, but I do not notice it during the matches since the fans are not allowed to enter. It’s a shame, but we look forward to getting them back.”
Thiago also gave an insight on what it means to play for the former Borussia Dortmund manager.
“It’s fantastic to play under him [Klopp]. You learn a lot and you have to get used to a different way of playing, something I like very much. This means that you have to adapt and develop. The quality of the teammates makes it even easier to play good football,” Thiago added.