Liverpool, for the first time in 30 years, have entered the season as defending champions. Jürgen Klopp is looking to attack back to back titles having been crowned Champions of Everything in past year and a bit. The boss will be doing so with the help of a few new recruits, one of which has taken to the side like a duck to water. Thiago has broken a Premier League record just 45 minutes into his Liverpool career.
Liverpool sign Thiago
This summer Kopites were left on tenterhooks, waiting to find out whether or not the Reds would be bringing in any new faces.
There were calls for reinforcements in key areas after the club won the Premier League in record time, many fans wanting to build on the success.
However, the financial impact of the global health crisis seemed to curtail these plans to a large extent with the gaffer warning that there was no money to spend.
Then, after months of waiting, Liverpool signed Thiago from Bayern Munich.
Thiago breaks Premier League record
Just 48 hours after signing for the club, Thiago was thrust into the matchday squad to face Chelsea.
The Spaniard came on for captain Jordan Henderson at halftime with the opposition down to 10 men after a sloppy decision by Andreas Christensen saw him correctly sent off.
Thiago went on to break the Premier League record for most successful passes by a player playing 45 minutes or less in a game.
The 75 passes the Spaniard completed kept the ball moving swiftly and effectively throughout the Liverpool side, keeping the opposition moving and guessing.
What RTK has to say
This is what we’re in for. An elite level of midfielder.
Just 48 hours after signing for us and he is thrust into the thick of it at Stamford Bridge, only to break a record with ease.
Ironically, the previous holder of the record was Andreas Christensen, the man who facilitated Thiago’s introduction. By the end of the game, the Spaniard had completed more passes than any Chelsea player managed.
Fingers crossed we’ll see Thiago given a starting berth in the near future, he is just a delight to watch.