Thiago farewells Bayern for Liverpool

Bayern Munich and Spaini midfielder Thiago Alcantara is on his way to EPL champions Liverpool.
Bayern Munich and Spaini midfielder Thiago Alcantara is on his way to EPL champions Liverpool.

Thiago Alcantara has bid an emotional farewell to Bayern Munich as he closes in on a move to English champions Liverpool.

The Spain international will have his medical on Merseyside on Friday and PA news agency understands he will complete the formalities on a four-year deal, for an initial $A35.6 fee, later in the day.

"I have made the most difficult decision of my sports career," said the midfielder in a video posted on Twitter.

"I will close this chapter on this wonderful club where I have grown as a player for seven years. Triumphs, joy and also hard times.

"But what I am most proud of is that I arrived in Munich as a young man filled with dreams and now I will leave completely fulfilled with a club, a history and a culture.

"Here I learned to love a tradition that I am now saying goodbye to, but which I will never forget.

"I have experienced fantastic moments: in this city ... with my Bavarian family who treated me so well and loved me every second.

"My decision is purely of a sporting nature. As a soccer player I want new challenges to develop myself further."

Australian Associated Press