Liverpool eased past RB Leipzig this week to book their place in the quarter finals of the Champions League. The Reds were in sensational form as they recorded another 2-0 win over the much fancied German side. There were strong performances all over the pitch, some Liverpool fans have been drooling over Thiago against RB Leipzig.
Liverpool beat RB Leipzig
This was a game the Reds couldn’t afford to lose.
We needed to progress to the quarter finals and we needed to do it convincingly.
A torrid few months in the Premier League have left us with only the Champions League to fight for.
We may need to win this season’s competition to qualify for next term’s edition.
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The lads didn’t disappoint at the Puskas Arena. We saw a vintage display from Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Sure, there were wasted chances but there was plenty created. A lack of ideas has been our achilles heel in recent months.
Mo Salah and Sadio Mane were once again among the goals but there were also strong showings from Nat Phillips, Fabinho and Thiago against RB Leipzig.
Thiago v RB Leipzig
With Fabinho behind him we saw the best of Thiago against Leipzig.
The Spaniard was free to get further forward and be more inventive with his play.
We saw Thiago move more with the ball at his feet, look forward more.
Having Fabby as a defensive shield gave the Spaniard the safety net he needs to play his best football.
Thiago completed all four attempted long passes against RB Leipzig, including a sensational scissor kick into Mo Salah’s path.
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The Tactical Times was full of praise, picking the best of his stats.
Fabinho’s influence was picked up.
That ball through to Mo Salah was immense.
Rivals are stumped.
We’ve found the key to getting the best out of him.