The midfielder was at his intriguing best against RB Leipzig
Playing his finest ever match for Liverpool till date, Thiago Alacantra showed what he’s capable of when functioning at his 100%. The midfielder was quiessential to the club’s 2-0 triumph against RB Leipzig, a performance which was lauded by many.
Running the show for Liverpool in midfield, Thiago made the most of his expansive knowledge to rifle his way into both attack and defence on the day. Not only did he play some sterling passes but was also crucial is disrupting RB Leipzig’s rhythm with scores of tackles and blocks.
Klopp Left Chuffed With Thiago’s Performance
Speaking after his side’s 2-0 win on the night, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp talked about Thiago’s telling impact. The German also addressed the persistent slander against Thiago and clobbered any talks of Thiago being only a short term project at Liverpool.
“Thiago was good. I mean they were all good, when Naby came on that was also very good and it was helpful,” Klopp said of the win.
“I assume when you look at Liverpool from Germany, people are saying “it’s to do with Thiago” or whatever. That’s rubbish.
“All of the players that were new have always needed some time to get used to our gameplan, but obviously Thiago doesn’t have that yet.
“But he improves week on week. It’s not a short-term project, it’s a long-term project.”
Meanwhile Thiago also speak about his side’s progression from the round of 16 Champions League tie. The midfielder talked about the importance of the win and how it could propel Liverpool’s aspirations in the Premier League once again.
“It’s been a tough period for all of us because we didn’t expect in our worst nightmares we would be in this position in the Premier League but we try to perform as best we can and try to get better,” he told LFCTV.
“After this performance it is positive for all of us.”
“It will help, that’s how it is. It will help but we know that Monday at Wolves is a different kind of game,” he said.
“But if we play as good as we played then it will be tough for Wolves, that’s clear.
“But then we have to score and we have to defend, we have to deny them and we have to break through on the other side and all these kind of things.
“We played a really good first half but we didn’t score with really big chances. The game was a little bit like a summary of our season: so we are good, we create chances but we don’t finish them off often enough.
“But then we had the second half and used it there, that’s all fine. It’s much better than if we would have lost and would have been out of the competition – that wouldn’t have helped at all.