Adding £25m and £43m fan favourites to starting XI could see Liverpool win title race
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Liverpool could experience a midfield renaissance with Thiago and Fabinho back

Liverpool could be set for their best form of the season, with Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara set to return to action after taking part in full team training this week.

I’m convinced we will never get the opportunity to see a sustained run of games with Naby Keita, Thiago (£25m) and Fabinho (£43m) as the midfield three but Liverpool will have the latter two back in action shortly.

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Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the two midfielders are back and it’s a major boost to Liverpool’s chances of making up the three-point deficit between them and Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table.

Last season, the league campaign was nearing its end and even the most optimistic Liverpool fans were pessimistic about the Reds’ chances of finishing in the top four.

With seven games to go, Liverpool were in seventh place and had Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham between them and a top-four place. But fast-forward to the final day of the season and Jurgen Klopp had masterminded an overhaul of Liverpool’s fortunes and guided them to a third-place finish.

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Of course, Alisson Becker’s incredible header against West Brom played no small role in the Reds finishing inside the Champions League qualification places but that wasn’t the biggest influence.

The most important change that Klopp made was pairing Rhys Williams with Nat Phillips to move Fabinho back into midfield, in order to release Thiago in a more advanced role which had phenomenal effects on the Reds’ form.

I think, with Liverpool’s recent midfield instability, the return of Fabinho and Thiago to the engine room could see Klopp oversee another midfield renaissance. Although this time I hope it propels the Reds from top four to the top of the Premier League table.

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Against Brighton, the Merseysiders lacked steel and bite which Fabinho will provide.

They also lacked control and direction; things Thiago is more than capable of contributing.

West Ham at the London Stadium at the weekend will be a significant test of Liverpool’s title credentials this early in the campaign. Yet, if Klopp’s side can nail the Hammers, they will go into the international break confident of their ability to overcome adversity once again.

Time for the fabled Mentality Monsters to return.

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