Many Liverpool fans have been left criticising the display of Thiago despite their 3-1 away win over Spurs in the Premier League on Thursday night.
The Spain international was not judged to have had the best of games by some members of the Anfield faithful as he was especially criticised for his lack of tackling ability, having got himself a yellow card fairly early on in the 24th minute.
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Although his passing range and overall attacking play was immaculate at times, his defensive work was less so, as the central midfield player lost out on no fewer than nine of his duels in the match, the most lost out of any of his teammates and the joint-most out of any player to have set foot on the pitch, along with Heung-Min Son (Sofascore).
He also failed to make a single clearance or tackle against Tottenham and while his defensive duties are perhaps less important than what he does going forward, he still earned himself a very measly 6.4 overall rating on Sofascore, the lowest out of any of his teammates to have started the clash.
Liverpool fan reaction to Thiago display
These Reds slammed his performance on Twitter, with one Kopite even going as far as to call the 29-year-old a ‘liability’:
“Thiago has got to chill with the slide tackles. Has one every game that is so reckless #liverpool #TOTLIV”
“I’m always worried about Thiago getting sent off every game! Smh. #TOTLIV”
“Thiago is a liability with his tackles #TOTLIV”
“Thiago’s got to calm down with these pointless fouls #TOTLIV”
“Silly challenge by Thiago… He didn’t need to dive in #TOTLIV”
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