Alan Shearer has lauded Thiago Alcantara’s ‘great’ vary of passes after naming the Liverpool midfielder in his Staff of the Week for the official Premier League web site.
The Newcastle legend listed two Reds gamers in his best-performing eleven of matchweek 4, with Trent Alexander-Arnold additionally included. The England defender impressed Shearer with a artistic show from full-back throughout Sunday’s 3-0 win away to Leeds.
Each Alexander-Arnold and Thiago left Elland Street with assists of their accounts after creating Liverpool’s first and third objectives respectively. The previous setting Mohamed Salah as much as break the impasse, whereas the latter discovered Sadio Mane to complete the scoring.
Thiago impressed Shearer after displaying an excellent vary of passes from the left-hand facet of the Liverpool engine room. He partnered Fabinho and Harvey Elliott in midfield for the Spaniard’s third look and first begin of the top-flight season.
“An exquisite array of passing all through and he teed up Sadio Mane to attain the ultimate purpose,” Shearer said. Whereas noting of Alexander Arnold: “Liverpool’s right-back created the opening purpose and didn’t put a foot improper all match.”
Alexander-Arnold now has two assists in 4 Premier League appearances this time period after creating Mane’s strike towards Burnley final month. The 22-year-old has began every of the Reds’ opening top-flight fixtures, as he seeks to raised final season’s seven assists.
His haul marked Alexander-Arnold’s first single-digit return since 2017/18 when the full-back solely created two in 19 appearances. The Liverpool-born dynamo supplied 12 in 29 video games throughout 2018/19 and a team-high 13 in 38 throughout 2019/20.
Shearer proper to reward Thiago after Liverpool win over Leeds
Shearer is correct to reward Thiago for his passing experience throughout Liverpool’s win over Leeds on the weekend. Whereas the £200k-a-week maestro continues to be getting up to the mark, he discovered his rhythm to assist breakdown the Whites’ resistance.
Solely centre-back Joel Matip tried (72) and accomplished (68) extra passes than Thiago (59/66) at Elland Street, per WhoScored. The previous Bayern Munich technician additionally supplied two key passes, whereas SofaScore notice he discovered a teammate with every of his 4 lengthy balls.
His help for Mane within the 92nd-minute was additionally the Spaniard’s first in 33 appearances since becoming a member of the Reds. Jurgen Klopp will hope Thiago continues to construct from his Leeds show that earned Shearer’s reward when Liverpool host AC Milan within the Champions League.
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