Liverpool midfielder, Thiago Alcantara is more suited to Manchester United, Paul Scholes has said. Scholes recently revealed that the Spaniard is not a Jurgen Klopp type of player at all.
According to him, Liverpool plays with 3 players in the midfield, and Thiago clearly doesn’t have the legs to function in such formation, so a central role is all he needs to be effective.
He added that Alcantara simply needs to be sat in the middle, controlling things and bringing players into play, because that is what he is good at.
His words, “The way Liverpool play with the three in midfield, I don’t think he has great legs about him, so that central role would suit him down to the ground.”
“Once you are in a wider position in the three, it’s very difficult to get around the pitch because he’s not that type of player.”
“He just needs to be sat in the middle. Controlling things, bringing players into play and that’s what he’s good at – I just wonder if this way of playing that Liverpool play is suited to his style of football.”
“He doesn’t seem a Jurgen Klopp type player, does he? You think of the midfield players he has got and the forward players. Everything is 100 miles per hour.”
“I thought he would have been more suited to a Manchester United team. In a two in midfield with a holding player, really good strong defensive player, where he can sit and control games.”
“Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, I don’t see them controlling games. I see them going for the throat in teams. He hasn’t got that energy to really overpower midfield players.”
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