Liverpool star ‘more suited to Manchester United’ fans have been told
Liverpool star Thiago Alcantara is “more suited to Manchester United”, according to Paul Scholes
After deciding to leave Bayern Munich at the end of last season, Liverpool managed to beat off a number of clubs to secure a deal to bring the gifted Spaniard to the Premier League for a deal that cost the club just £23 million.
Much was expected of Thiago when he arrived at Anfield for £20 million ($28m) from Bayern Munich in the summer, but he has so far struggled to live up to expectations in the famous red shirt.
WHAT HAS SCHOLES SAID?
The United legend told Premier League Productions of Thiago’s best position: “The way Liverpool play with the three in midfield, I don’t think he has great legs about him, so that central role would suit him down to the ground.
“Once you are in a wider position in the three, it’s very difficult to get around the pitch because he’s not that type of player.
“He just needs to be sat in the middle. Controlling things, bringing players into play and that’s what he’s good at – I just wonder if this way of playing that Liverpool play is suited to his style of football.
“He doesn’t seem a Jurgen Klopp type player, does he? You think of the midfield players he has got and the forward players. Everything is 100 miles per hour.
“I thought he would have been more suited to a Manchester United team. In a two in midfield with a holding player, really good strong defensive player, where he can sit and control games.
“Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, I don’t see them controlling games. I see them going for the throat in teams. He hasn’t got that energy to really overpower midfield players.”