Here is your Liverpool morning digest on Friday, March 12.
Thiago lives Liverpool dream as Reds given Fabinho benefits
The Liverpool midfield on Wednesday evening would have been the sort of one Thiago Alcantara would have dreamed about when he arrived at Anfield in September.
Fabinho‘s return to the centre of the pitch was much-needed for the Reds – who dominated in their 2-0 win over RB Leipzig.
The Brazilian – who has spent the majority of the season at centre-back due to a lack of options available to Jurgen Klopp – was a huge presence for the Premier League champions in Budapest.
So far in his Liverpool career, Thiago has felt the impact of the Reds’ defensive crisis with two of the squad’s best midfielders in Fabinho and Jordan Henderson being pushed back into defence.
Without a midfield enforcer, Thiago has been trying. to impose his own physicality in games and has been criticised for giving away too many fouls.
However, on Wednesday, it was finally an opportunity for the 29-year-old to blossom alongside the Brazilian powerhouse Fabinho. And that he did.
The Spain midfielder was one of the Reds’ best players in Hungary and was very unfortunate not to claim a sublime assist after a clever scissor kick put Mohamed Salah clean-through on goal.
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