Billy Koumetio has named Thiago Alcantara as the best player he has played alongside in Liverpool’s first-team training.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the French defender named the former Bayern Munich maestro as the best player he has trained with since joining the Anfield giants.

Koumetio said about Thiago in Liverpool training: “Thiago is a different class. I love watching him, the way he plays and the way he trains hard. He is very beautiful to watch.”

Liverpool Pre-Season Training Camp
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Whilst the £25m midfielder is yet to feature for Liverpool this season due to injury, there’s no denying that Thiago might be the club’s best player in terms of individual quality.

The midfielder, when fit and firing, is arguably one of the best in the Premier League and beyond, and Koumetio’s comments are a testament to that statement.

Indeed, given the players the French defender has trained with at Liverpool, Koumetio naming Thiago as the best is quite some praise for the Spanish international.

Liverpool will want Thiago back to his best soon

Liverpool Training Session
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It has felt like an eternity since Thiago was last at his best for the Reds, yet the time could soon be upon us for the midfielder to make his return.

Injury has again halted Thiago’s progress in becoming a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans for the 2023/24 season, yet the playmaker could be back before we know it.

And once Thiago is back, Liverpool’s midfield options will be as good as they as have been in some years, with the Spaniard a player who can take the Reds to a whole new level.

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