Thiago Alcantara loved the dream debut for Liverpool as he broke a Premier League document throughout his facet’s victory over Chelsea.
Sadio Mane’s brace sealed a 2-Zero Premier League victory at Stamford Bridge after Andreas Christensen’s ‘loopy’ pink card and Kepa Arrizabalaga’s howler.
And whereas Frank Lampard and the Chelsea followers will lament the private errors which value his facet, Reds supporters might be licking their lips on the prospect of seeing their No.6 in motion.
A second half substitute after Christensen’s dismissal, it took the Spain worldwide simply 45 minutes to interrupt a Premier League document.
Thiago accomplished 75 passes throughout his temporary cameo, which was 16 greater than every other Chelsea participant on the pitch.
Additionally it is essentially the most profitable passes accomplished by any participant with a most of 45 minutes within the Premier League since information started within the 2003-04 season.
This may little doubt annoy Lampard, who continues to be reportedly available in the market to signal West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice.
The Blues midfield had been unable to get near Liverpool on the day and will have accomplished with Rice’s tenacious play in the midst of the park – with the England midfielder making a whopping 116 tackles within the league final yr.
Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is reportedly closing in on a transfer to Stamford Bridge, which suggests Rice may properly turn out to be Lampard’s eighth summer season signing after his £200million summer season splurge.
Thiago, a £20million signing from Bayern Munich, averaged a 91% cross completion over the past 4 seasons, having honed his abilities at La Masia.
Following his schooling at Barcelona, the midfielder sought common motion after discovering it troublesome to dislodge one in every of Xavi, Andres Iniesta or Sergio Busquets.
Manchester United had been seemingly in pole place to signal Thiago, however David Moyes sensationally pulled the plug on the deal and determined to signal Marouane Fellaini as a substitute.