Liverpool midfielder, Thiago Alcantara needs to start for the Reds regularly, John Aldridge has said. John recently revealed that the Spaniard is still the most likely source of a killer pass in Liverpool’s midfield.
According to him, Thiago can be the game-changer for the EPL champions when he starts games from the beginning, so Klopp must give him the chance.
He added that Man City obviously means business this season, therefore Liverpool must use their best legs.
His words, “The final ball has not been up to our standard in the last few games and that’s what has been letting us down a little bit after we’ve got in behind the defence and are looking to pick someone out.
“I must underline, though, it’s really hard when a team has 10 men behind the ball to do that but you’ve got to see where the ball needs to go and there are ways like putting the ball into areas at the back post.
“Of course, team selection is up to the manager but when you’re thinking about the final ball and picking people out in the 18-yard box – Andy Robertson and Alexander-Arnold have been magnificent for the last few years.
“And from midfield, there is no better player to see that pass than Thiago. That’s his forte.
“Whoever the manager plays in there – we don’t know as he’s got a lot of options – but at the moment he is the one that’ll see that killer pass more than anyone.”
“City mean business, you can see them putting a serious set of results together,”
“We expected they would but we’ve dropped our form and we can’t afford to drop many more points.
“We’ve got to get our act together away from home and let the home results look after themselves, which hopefully they will. The lads will realise that.”