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Thiago - The real deal

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Dreambeliever, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever From Doubter to Believer -Cashed out to Cashed Up Member

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    This boy is a serious talent.

    Was one of the few to say ‘these are kids’ and run past them.


    He’s a step above anything I’ve seen since Xabi in midfield.

    If he stays fit we are doing the treble!
     
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    momoWASboss Very Well-Known Member

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    All he does is pass.
     
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    dantes Very Well-Known Member

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    Anybody who had lost their corporeal physical form, would also find it pretty easy to run past players.
     
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    This is sacrilege I know, but I think hes a better passer than Xabi. Hes just got a few more weapons, if we can keep him fit and get our midfield to gel I think hes an incredible player. At the molent hes probably only 90% fit and its clear the other midfielders defer to him a bit too much, he will get better as he settles.
     
  5. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever From Doubter to Believer -Cashed out to Cashed Up Member

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    I think he is too.
     
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    Bradley Well-Known Member

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    I love the body shape as he goes to pass, you are looking at him thinking he's shaping up to pass one direction and then his foot does something mad and the ball goes the other way. But not in a Lukaku kind of way.
     
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    He's different to anything in our midfield and also any other player in the league.

    Absolutely world class generational talent and boy are we going have a lot of viewing pleasure over the next 3/4 seasons.
     
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    If he stays fit for enough of it. He's great though, no question.
     
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    No, he's just able to get himself into more advanced positions, which makes his passes look more effective. In terms of being able to pass a football, Alonso was the best.
     
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    You think he'll last a full 3/4 of one season?
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    Alonso’s long-range passing was unbelievably consistent - having a player like him in your team meant that the opposition could pretty much never hope to contain our buildup with their defensive midfielders because the ball would always fly over their heads and find its target.

    I think Thiago is a more varied passer in the Xavi mould, but need to watch him over the whole season against different systems and opponents to really think how he compares. But it’s exciting to have a midfielder who takes your breath away again.
     
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    I thought he was dead..

    Was that him playing last night....

    Baller.. absolute Baller..
     
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    of course - as long as he doesn't have to come across anyone who genuinely wants to break his legs like richarlison did!

    is his injury record even that bad? always seemed to be fit for Bayern.
     
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    This season there are two Liverpools: one with Thiago in it. One without it. Only one of them will win the league. He's that good.

    Klopps workmanlike midfield no longer works when we're conceding more goals. We need creativity and drive through the middle of the park, and only Thaigo and Shaqiri provide it.

    As good as he is, Jones is more of a creative Wijnaldum. He's not dynamic enough to be only creative spark in the middle this side needs right now and ideally wouldn't be in that position.
     
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    Er, we were leading the league without him playing. I agree adding him is needed to halt our current slump but he's hardly contributed to where we are in the table.
     
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    With some points accumulated when we had VVD, Gomez and Matip to varying amounts. With all of them out them out, and Matip will be out again, then our squad isn't significantly better than our rivals. Our points accumulated since the Gomez injury isn't that of a side I'd be confident in retaining a title. Thiago for me is the difference maker and pushes us ahead, providing he stays fit of course.
     
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    So... we finally signed him then.
     
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    Are you Rossco in disguise?
     
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    So, there's been three different Liverpool sides this season, then.

    We are definitely in poor form at the moment and he looks to be exactly what we need at the moment. But we also need our other players - who achieved the results we have to this point - to get their acts together. To say it's all on his presence is a bit much.
     
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    Thats not entirely true, Xabi wasnt that quick or mobile so he could often be snuffed out by an attacker dropping deep to pressure him into hurried decisions. He never had Thiagos quick feet or ability to drop his shoulder and break the initial press before picking his pass.
     
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