Thiago Alcantara, a Liverpool midfielder, will “feel like he has a point to prove” after missing out on the World Cup, according to Paul Robinson
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham Hotspur and England number one believes the 31-year-old will be “a major player” for Jurgen Klopp’s side from now until the conclusion of the season.
According to club media (18 December), the centre-midfielder impressed for Liverpool over the international break in friendly.
On Thursday (22 December), he started Liverpool’s last-16 match against Manchester City and was impressive before being replaced in the second half.
“Wow, what a pass that is,” Robinson exclaimed when questioned about Thiago’s throw and performance during the break by Football Insider.
“We’re all aware that he has that in his locker. He’s a natural on the ball.
“He will not say it openly but I think he will feel like he has a point to make. It must have stung to be left out of the World Cup squad. It would have been a devastating blow.
“If he can stay fit, I have no doubt that he will be a significant player for Liverpool between now and the conclusion of the season.
“Liverpool’s midfield issues are well established. They are woefully deficient in this regard. If Thiago can stay fit for the rest of the season, he’ll be a huge assistance.”