Liverpool have a real gem on their hands with the signing of Thiago Alcantara.
Despite only just arriving from Bayern Munich, the Spain international stepped onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge at half time and dazzled us with his range of passing, as shown below…
Thiago Alcântara vs. Chelsea
— CF Comps (@CF_Comps) September 20, 2020
Alcantara clearly doesn’t seem to be having trouble settling in at a new club or new league, and we look forward to seeing what else he can do in a Red shirt.
As the remarkable stat from Opta below shows, Alcantara completed more passes in just 45 minutes on the pitch than any Chelsea player in the entire game…
75 – Half-time substitute Thiago completed more passes (75) than any Chelsea player managed in the entire match. Since full passing data is available for the Premier League (2003-04), his 75 successful passes are the most by a player who played a maximum of 45 minutes. Control. pic.twitter.com/UvHfrw1ggN
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 20, 2020