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Thiago names David de Gea in his fantasy 5-a-side team

Liverpool fans are gasping to see Thiago Alcantara get a run in the side. The Spaniard is yet to start two games in a row for the Reds since his arrival from Bayern Munich. We’ve also been looking forward to any and all footage of him, wanting to get to know our new star man. In a recent video Thiago named David De Gea in his fantasy five-a-side team.

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Stop start Thiago

This season has been a frustrating one for Liverpool fans for many reasons.

Injuries have been the central issue for Jürgen Klopp.

The Reds have lost some of their most important players for long stretches.

Thiago is no exception.

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After his £20m switch from Bayern Munich, the midfielder was thrown straight into the squad to face Chelsea.

He broke records at Stamford Bridge but he tested positive for COVID-19 soon after. Upon his return he bossed the Merseyside Derby and was sidelined for 10 weeks by a horror tackle by Richarlison.

Thiago on David de Gea

This week saw the long awaited drop of the #AskThiago video.

The Spaniard answered questions sent in by Kopites in their thousands.

He told us what his favourite film is and what he thought of his first trip to Anfield.

Thiago also placed David De Gea in his fantasy five-a-side team. The midfielder said:

“I always say more than the best players, I will choose the best chemistry. The best friends I have in football.”

The Spaniard went on to name his brother Raphina, Leeds’ Rodrigo Moreno, Mexico’s Giovani Dos Santos and David de Gea in the side.

What RTK has to say

This one is sure to ruffle a few feathers but we’ll look past it.

Thiago is a man who has played with some talented footballers throughout his glittering career. David de Gea is undeniably one such talented footballer.

Hopefully when he’s asked the question in a decade’s time we’ll see Alisson Becker’s name on the team sheet.

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