"I intend to prove my qualities to my critics. This attitude helps me at Schalke get over tough times with my team," the 2015 Belgian champion said.
Maccabi now face Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg over two legs, to be played on September 22 in Israel, and on September 30 in Austria.
Thiago started his career in Barcelona before moving to Munich in 2013. He arrived Anfield fresh from helping Bayern Munich winning the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League in the 2019-20 season.
The Arsenal captain scored a brace in last season's FA Cup final as Arsenal came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1. He also netted in Arsenal's 3-0 victory over Fulham last Saturday in their first game of the new Premier League season.
Zhou, 22, drew 2-2 with compatriot Zhao Jianbo and Ricky Walden, but a 3-0 victory over Gerard Greene secured him top spot in the group.
Latin America is one of the worst-affected regions by the pandemic, accounting for around a third of the confirmed global death toll, which exceeds 900,000.
Looking at the Bavarian's rivals, one ends up with Borussia Dortmund, Moenchengladbach, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen. All hope the limited return of fans can deliver additional motivation. Frankfurt, Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg might complete the race for international spots.
Meanwhile the fixtures between Athletic Club and FC Barcelona, Sevilla and Elche, and Levante and Atletico Madrid have been postponed because of Barcelona, Sevilla, Atletico and Elche's late finishes to last season and they will now be played in December.
The attacking midfielder will find it tough to break into Zidane's starting 11, but his departure was a blow to Real Sociedad. The Basque side acted quickly and the signing of veteran David Silva to replace Odegaard looks like a smart move, although the former Manchester City man will probably have to settle for a place on the bench after testing positive for COVID-19 on the same day he was presented by the club.
"In most operational aspects, FIFA will allow flexibility in relation to the match schedule and venues," read a CONMEBOL statement.
"I am very happy and excited. This is the next step for me. I hope to help the team and that we will fight for promotion to the Premier League. I spoke to my compatriot Krystian Bielik, who also plays here. He advised me to join the club," said the player.