Liverpool told they have perfect Thiago replacement for Jurgen Klopp in the form of ‘dynamic’ star
The Reds already have a player “similar” to playmaker Thiago at the club, according to information sent to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Spaniard has been sorely missed this season after having to miss several weeks of action with a hamstring injury. However, he has since returned to the team and started in the 2-1 Champions League victory over Ajax.
Klopp will not like to know about the midfield maestro’s injury history, but he has been informed of a replacement option he now has in his squad.
Arthur Melo joined Liverpool on loan on transfer deadline day and possesses similar attributes to Thiago according to former Reds full-back Fabio Aurelio
“I believe Arthur Melo is an interesting addition to this Liverpool squad,” Aurelio wrote on the club website. It’s obviously great the Brazilian legacy at Liverpool expands. I hope he has the same success as his compatriots.
“From what I know about him, he should fit really well in Liverpool’s system. He’s a player that likes to constantly be in the game, touching the ball, controlling the pace of play, liking to be dynamic – similar to what Thiago likes to do in a sense.
“Here in Brazil, the expectations for him were really high prior to his move to Europe. He couldn’t be in a better place to fulfil his potential than at Liverpool under this manager. Of course, he’ll need some time to adapt to the team and the Premier League.
“What I had to adjust to most was the intensity of the game. I had to learn to play more physical and think more quickly – without losing your technique, though. The pace can compromise your quality sometimes.”
“His adaptation can be helped massively by the many Brazilians and Portuguese speakers in the squad. Your teammates are so important to the settling-in process, and Arthur can count on some great ones.”