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Alan Shearer says Liverpool have a truly 'wonderful' player in their ranks

Liverpool ace Thiago Alcantara has made Alan Shearer’s latest Premier League Team of the Week.

The Reds midfielder made his first start of the season in Sunday’s trip to Leeds.

Thiago quickly found his rhythm and was a huge reason why Liverpool dominated in the first hour.

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He dictated the tempo and played the ball very well in tight spaces, crucial in a game against the high-pressing Whites.

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Thiago was unlucky to see a goal ruled out for an earlier offside, but he then provided the assist for the third goal.

The 30-year-old subsequently made the cut for Shearer’s TOTW alongside Liverpool teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold.

“A wonderful array of passing throughout and he teed up Sadio Mane to score the final goal,” wrote the Premier League legend.

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Liverpool’s victory over Leeds saw them go up to third in the Premier League table.

The top four in the table – Manchester United, Chelsea, the Reds and Everton – are all on 10 points.

Liverpool are next in action on Wednesday night when they host AC Milan at Anfield in the Champions League.

The Reds then host Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

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