Pep Guardiola has hailed new Liverpool signing Thiago Alcantara and is confident his former charge will have no difficulties in adapting to English football.
Thiago arrived on Merseyside on Friday afternoon ahead of his medical and planned unveiling, but won’t be eligible to make his debut until next Thursday’s Carabao Cup tie against Lincoln.
The Spain international, who played for Guardiola at both Barcelona and Bayern Munich, will bolster Liverpool’s formidable array of midfield options with Jurgen Klopp already able to on the likes of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Naby Keita, as well as youngsters Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott.
Similarly, Guardiola is blessed with an abundance of creative options and is confident Phil Foden, now a senior international, can fill the void created by David Silva’s departure at the end of last season.
Speaking ahead of City’s opening game of the campaign against Wolves on Monday, the City boss said: ‘We have enough players in this position.
‘I am happy that Thiago comes to England because England is going to enjoy a really good player. Phil can play in that position, striker as well and wingers.’
Guardiola added: ‘He is well. The time I saw him in these three or four days. He knows he made a mistake [while away with England] and that is all.’