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Wijnaldum impressed by Thiago Alcantara: ‘He makes us even better’

Georginio Wijnaldum has been impressed by the qualities of Thiago Alcantara. The Spanish midfielder joined Liverpool this summer in a deal worth €30m from Bayern Munich and he needed little time to impress Wijnaldum. While the midfielder has not been able to play more than one match for the Reds this season, Wijnaldum is impressed with his new teammate.

When asked about what most impresses him about Thiago, Wijnaldum replied: “I saw him play for years now, I played against him when we played against Bayern, and the awareness he has on the pitch, the confidence he has on the ball and the way he manages to let the team play is unbelievable.”

“He’s such a quality player that is going to make this team even better than we were before. So, I’m really happy, everyone is really happy, to have him here. He’s also happy to be here. I think it’s a perfect match: Liverpool and Thiago.” Two weeks ago it was made known Thiago had tested positive on the coronavirus and he has been self-isolating since he tested positive. It is expected that the midfielder will return to the team after the international break.

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