Many Liverpool fans showered midfielder Thiago Alcantara with praise after their side’s 4-1 victory against Aston Villa on Friday night.
The Reds advanced to the Fourth Round of the competition at the expense of a radically changed home side, who had a coronavirus outbreak in their camp 24 hours before the game took place.
Sadio Mane scored a brace, along with goals from Mohamed Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum, which secured their ticket for the next stage.
But it was the Reds’ £20m signing who was the talking point after coming on at half-time.
Per Sofascore, Thiago completed 100% of the dribbles that he attempted, won seven out of nine duels and accumulated a pass success rate of 83%.
Unsurprisingly, supporters were delighted with the Spaniard’s performance and made their feelings clear about it on social media.
Fans delighted with Thiago
“Thiago isn’t from this planet, I refuse to believe this man is human; he completely changed the dynamic as soon as he came on, he’s just too good”
“Top-notch performance, heads high genius, more of the same”
“Are you actually teasing us that you’re a Liverpool player? As I every time I see you in an LFC shirt I pinch myself to make sure I’m awake.”
“I’m in love with you”
“The link-up we’re all excited for! Great performance, Thiago!”
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