Jamie Carragher has been previewing Liverpool vs. Arsenal this weekend on the Sky Sports Essential Football Podcast, and he has stated that Thiago Alcantara should start if he is fit enough
The’special’ midfielder has been out for two months due to a hip injury, but after being spotted in training, many are hoping he’ll be fit and ready to play soon.
Carragher has spoken with Thiago about his situation, and he says that if he’s fit enough to play in this game, he’d start him right away.
Start Thiago Carragher weighed in on the Spaniard.
“It will be interesting to see what role Thiago plays, whether he comes off the bench or starts the game.” Only Jurgen Klopp knows how fit Thiago is, but if there’s no chance of an injury recurrence, I’d start him. “If he’s close, I’d put Thiago straight in there and try to get a foot on the ball and a bit of possession and creativity from that position,” Carragher said.
The presence of Vital Thiago in this team will be critical in this game.
The midfield battle will be crucial when Arsenal travels to Anfield this weekend, and the’special’ midfieder is currently the only player who can go blow-for-blow with Arsenal.
Indeed, as we all know, the Reds’ midfield has been abysmal of late, but Thiago’s presence brings a sense of control and calm to that area of the field.
If Liverpool are to win against Arsenal, they must win the midfield battle, and having Thiago available will be critical.