Liverpool had a magnificent transfer window this summer. Michael Edwards was very much at it again with his wheeling and dealing, bringing in an exciting young forward, a backup defender and, of course, one of the best midfielders in the world. Thiago showcased his no look pass against Everton, the technique will devastate opposition this season.
Liverpool robbed by refs
In an extraordinary Merseyside Derby we saw Liverpool utterly robbed by the referees.
Early on in the game Virgil van Dijk limped off after Jordan Pickford flew into him at knee height, a potential career ending injury.
The pictures of the incident are sickening and the player has received widespread condemnation for the incident. Just why he wasn’t sent off is anybody’s guess.
In the final moment of the game the refs were at it again, chalking off a Liverpool winner despite pictures showing that Sadio Mane looked to be onside.
Thiago no look pass
Throughout the game we saw Thiago showcase his no look pass, a technique which defined his game in the middle of the park.
Regularly he would get the ball at his feet and seemingly only make his mind up at the moment his foot struck the ball.
Often he would gazing out to the right wing only to fire the ball into the middle, eyeing up a player on the edge of the area only to loft a ball out to the left.
This left the opposition guessing, they couldn’t adjust their defensive positioning as they assessed his body shape. It gave them little time to react to the pass.
The Thiago no look pass was used to its most devastating effect at the end of the game when he found Mane in an allegedly offside position (he wasn’t off), the Senegalese forward in turn finding Jordan Henderson for the winner.
This technique was impossible for Everton to contend with and it will surely devastate opposition throughout the season.
Just how we bagged Thiago for £20m is beyond us – he is a class above the rest.