Liverpool followers have been urged to get a “affordable expectation” of Thiago Alcantara by European football journalist Andy Brassell.
The former Barcelona midfielder signed Liverpool from Bayern Munich in the summertime for £ 20m, with followers very excited concerning the signing.
Thiago struggled with accidents early within the season however has now turn into a regular beginning blocker for Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.
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Nevertheless, the Spanish international has solely gained 4 of his first 13 video games, resulting in criticism from former players and some followers.
And Brassell has urged warning against those that anticipated Thiago to take Liverpool to the subsequent level this season.
“When it comes to adapting to the Premier League, all of their best midfielders have been enjoying in defense,” said Brassell talkSPORT.
“So he hasn’t been slotting into the identical team, which is tough.
“I all the time said from the start when there was this frenzy of pleasure when he signed, you need to notice that he isn’t going to be the man who’s going to come over and play 60 video games [in a season].
“He has by no means carried out that in his career. He has many miles on the clock for somebody his age.
“He has taken some accidents and had a couple of surgical procedures. He hardly ever performs, if ever, greater than 20, 25 league video games a season.
“So there needs to be an affordable expectation of what sort of player Liverpool may be.”