Liverpool put in one of their best performances of recent times this week. The Reds went to Italy and tore apart one of European football’s darling sides. Jürgen Klopp’s men were in fine form but there is one important consideration in light of the display. Liverpool bringing Thiago back into this side is a terrifying prospect for opposition.
Tuesday night was meant to see one of Liverpool’s toughest games of the season so far.
When the groups were drawn, Atalanta away was pinpointed as the Reds’ trickiest tie.
The free scoring Italian side netted a record amount of goals in the Serie A last term and Jürgen Klopp was forced into the tie with an unproven 19-year-old in the centre of defence.
We shouldn’t have ever worried – Liverpool turned on the style to demolish the Italian side 5-0.
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Diogo Jota netted a superlative hattrick whilst Mo Salah and Sadio Mane grabbed one each.
The Reds put in one of their best performances of the season, well, one of their best performances since the 4-0 win against Leicester City on Boxing Day.
Jürgen Klopp’s men put in this performance without perhaps their most creative player.
Thiago returning to this Liverpool side must be a terrifying prospect for upcoming opposition.
The Spaniard has shown in just one and a half games for Liverpool just how important he is going to be to our attacking output.
The fact that we scored five goals without him, against a team like Atalanta, should be setting alarm bells ringing.
With the front three in this kind of form, who knows how many they could grab with Thiago keeping the balls flowing into the final third. We are licking our lips in anticipation.