Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been labelled as the most technically gifted Premier League player of all time.
According to TalkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino, there has never been a player with superior technique to the Liverpool man.
“Thiago’s an amazing footballer. There’s very few players who are so gifted. I’d have him as probably the most gifted player I’ve seen in the Premier League, as in technically, he’s extraordinary,” said the former Republic of Ireland striker.
“We’ve all seen loads but Thiago is up there with the very best, he really is. Technically, he’s got everything.”
Some won’t like it, but he really does have to be right up there with the very best. One of the most aesthetically pleasing players to have ever played the game.
Thiago finally ready for a full season
It’s a massive season for Thiago at Liverpool. This time last year, there were still some question marks as to whether or not he was capable of playing effectively in a Jurgen Klopp team.
12 months on and those doubts have been completely expelled. The 31-year-old was superb last season and was eventually voted into the PFA Team of the Year.
If there remains one question mark over Thiago at Liverpool, it’s his fitness record.
He is quite often sensational when he does play for The Reds. But unfortunately that still hasn’t been often enough. The Spaniard’s injury misery was compounded in May when he started the Champions League final despite not being quite fully fit to do so.
Over his two full seasons, Thiago has started 37 out of a possible 76 Premier League games. That isn’t nearly enough for a player who can really make the difference for Liverpool.
Thankfully, he looks to be fit and raring to go for the start of 2022/23. Thiago was excellent in Saturday’s Community Shield win over Manchester City, and heads into the start of the season fit for the first time as a Liverpool player.
Let’s hope that’s a sign of things to come for the year ahead. Liverpool have a much better chance of winning anything this season with their little maestro pulling the strings in the middle of the pitch.