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Ex-Liverpool midfielder Redknapp: People have talked a lot of garbage about Thiago

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has hit out at Thiago Alcantara's critics.

Redknapp was impressed by the Spain midfielder's performance in victory at Leeds United.

He said, "I've listened to a lot of people talk about Thiago. When Liverpool go on a bad run people go 'he slows the play up and can't handle the intensity'. Absolute garbage.

"This guy is one of the best technicians you'll see in world football don't matter what kind of pressure you put him under, he's never panicked.

"He relaxes on the ball. There was a lot of times (on Sunday) where he was in good positions to help out the defence.

"He is incredible to watch and it did my head in last year listening to people who don't understand the midfield role. How to keep the ball, what to do, how to be in the right position. how to show quality, how to set people up for chances.

"It's because people are always looking for a scapegoat. Someone to say it's their fault. he is brilliant and that's why Jurgen Klopp played him today.

"It would have been easy to go with Keita or Henderson and try and outrun this Leeds side. He realised you need a brain. You need someone that's gonna show composure, be relaxed on the ball and play to a red shirt. that's' what he does."


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