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Liverpool boss Klopp '100% convinced' fans will see best of Thiago

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists Thiago Alcantara has become a "very important player" for his system.

Klopp thinks it is only a matter of time before Thiago proves exactly why he is one of the most decorated footballers of the past decade.

"Thiago, in a really difficult season, has become a very important player for us," Klopp said. "That is the most important thing you can say about him.

"He started really well, then got a bad injury and an annoying one as well because it took really long [to heal] then he came back into the team that is not really clicking.

"As a football player, he works a lot and is a good, hard-working guy, but he comes rather from the technical side and was used to different patterns Bayern Munich and all these kinds of things, so it is not just a year where a new signing shines, especially in midfield.

"For Diogo [Jota] it was a little easier in situations even though he had an injury as well, because he finished chances and was not so much involved in creating.

"But creating is the moment where a lot of things have to come together and that is why it was difficult for Thiago, but we are completely happy with him.

"We will see the best of him. I don't think we saw it already, but that is not a problem.

"We are 100 per cent convinced we will get the best out of him because he is a world-class player."


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