BBC pundit blown away by what Thiago did in Liverpool win
Micah Richards has told Match of the Day that the pass from Thiago Alcántara into the path of Curtis Jones during the Liverpool win over Watford was just extraordinary, as he lauded the midfielder’s display in the victory.
Liverpool picked up another important win that temporarily moved them top of the Premier League table. Diogo Jota and Fabinho scored in either half for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
They were not at their best against the Hornets. However, they were able to get the job done, partially thanks to a number of impressive performances.
And Thiago was one of those who stood out at Anfield. The Spaniard has not always avoided criticism from some during his time on Merseyside. But he showcased all of his quality against Roy Hodgson’s side.
And Richards could not hide how impressed he was by the ball from Thiago towards Jones during the first-half.
“The three players, Thiago, Gomez and Jota, they just added that extra quality when needed,” he told Match of the Day. “The first pass you’ll see from Thiago is absolutely sublime. He takes out three players with a pass. I mean, how has he even seen that? It’s just extraordinary.
“And he was doing his defensive work, stopping counter-attacks. Klopp here, is applauding him for his work.”
Thiago yet another Liverpool player who could have big say in Premier League title race
It says a lot about the quality in the Liverpool squad that Thiago does seem to often go under the radar. Admittedly, he has not always been able to stamp his authority on games.
But he does produce these flashes of brilliance that remind everyone just how devastating he can be. Of course, his standout moment came in the Champions League when he scored an absolutely outrageous goal against Porto.
Ian Wright previously suggested that he is a player who cannot be overlooked. But it is sometimes easier to forget just how much quality he can provide.
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