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Liverpool fans hail Thiago’s classy debut against Chelsea

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Liverpool fans hail Thiago’s classy debut against Chelsea

Liverpool fans on social media have been drooling over new signing Thiago after the Spaniard made his debut against Chelsea on Sunday.

The Reds ran out 2-0 winners at Stamford Bridge, with Sadio Mane bagging a brace after Andreas Christensen saw red just before half-time.

Liverpool took full advantage of the numerical advantage in the second half, with Mane heading home his first after a lovely intricate team move.

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Mane then pounced on an error from Kepa Arrizabalaga to put the visitors 2-0 up.

Liverpool’s new signing Thiago was introduced to the action at half-time, and it did not take the maestro long to settle into his rhythm.

The ex-Bayern Munich star, who has just cost the club a reported £25 million including add-ons (BBC Sport), did as he does and completely dicatated the tempo of the game.

Amazingly, the star completed 75 passes during his cameo, which was more than any Chelsea player in the entire match and the most of any player in a 45-minute period since Premier League passing statistics first started to be recorded in 2003/04 (@BBCMOTD).

The only blemish was that the 29-year-old conceded a penalty for brushing Timo Werner in the area as he was shooting.

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But he was let off the hook by Alisson, who saved Jorginho’s spot-kick.

Many Liverpool fans were left purring by the star’s 45-minute display and can’t wait to see him control games in the future.

 
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