The Spanish midfielder set a record for the number of successful passes in 45 minutes in the Premier League against Chelsea on September 20.
Liverpool’s £ 20million rookie made his new team debut in a 2-0 win over Chelsea when he entered the second half. Coach Juergen Klopp gave him the chance after captain Jordan Henderson left the field due to a possible thigh injury.
Thiago Alcantara did not take long to prove his influence in the midfield of the visitors. He delivered 75 successful passes, more than any other Chelsea player, even those who played the full 90 minutes. Thiago is impressed with his ability to pass the ball and regulate the game against Chelsea.
According to Opta, these are the most successful passes per player played for up to 45 minutes in the Premier League, since the tournament used statistics in the 2003/04 season. This performance was enough for Liverpool fans to forget about a penalty in the penalty area with Thiago’s Timo Werner, resulting in an 11-meter kick that Jorginho later failed to kick.
Andreas Christensen’s red card in the 45th minute was a turning point that led teachers and teachers Frank Lampard to lose the game. In the second half, Sadio Mane made a double in less than 5 minutes to help Liverpool win 3 points away.
In the 75th minute, Jorginho had a chance to shorten the difference on the 11-meter mark, but could not beat Alisson Becker despite performing his forte shooting technique.
Chelsea still keeps its great performance. Previously, Chelsea also won Brighton 3-1 in the first round of the Premier League.
Thiago cried while leaving Bayern Munich
The Spaniard cried and hugged Chief Executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to thank him for allowing him to move to Liverpool.
In the past season, the Spanish midfielder was the backbone of the Allianz Arena team. He played 40 matches in all competitions, played nearly 3,000 minutes, scored 3 goals, and made 2 assists. Thiago is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Europe currently.
After winning the Champions League, the former Barca player left Bayern to move to Liverpool for a fee of 30 million euros. He won a total of 17 titles after 7 years of playing for Germany, including 7 Bundesliga titles, 1 Champions League, and 1 European Super Cup.