Guillem Balague on the importance of Thiago in Klopp’s team

Guillem Balague spent many years watching Thiago Alcantara’s performances in Spain and is a huge fan of his role at Liverpool.

Talk with BBC Radio 5 Live Euro Leagues Podcastthe 53-year-old said: “Liverpool have realized that they are facing more and more teams that defend very deep and very compact.

“One way to deal with that is to make quick transitions and they do that, but they stop that too because teams tend to have a lot of players behind the ball.

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“When you were asked to go through the middle, who is the one who is comfortable doing it with the short passes and the short movements? It’s Thiago.

“Liverpool have become better by having this new layer and Thiago helps Liverpool to be better because he is completely comfortable doing this kind of football.”

There won’t be many surprises when they learn that our number 6 has been praised again and it’s a testament to the influence he has on our side.

The Spanish journalist and pundit has rightly chosen his role in dismantling stubborn defenses and it has been a factor in our recent stellar performances.

May this form of the 31-year-old last for a long time and hopefully it will lead us to three more trophies this season!

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Edward K. Thompson