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Liverpool boss Klopp pleased with Thiago return at Newcastle

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was pleased with Thiago Alcantara's return for their 0-0 draw at Newcastle United.

Thiago was a 73rd minute substitute at St James' Park.

Klopp enthused, "We could see a lot of moments how good a footballer he is. Now we have to see how he reacts and all that stuff. We have another game in four days. James Milner played a super game in midfield after an injury break. Nat Phillips did his job against, really strong against 100% strikers.

"A really good game but not the result we want."

Klopp also said, "I think we had four 100% chances. We have won against Newcastle before with fewer chances. Tonight we didn't but we accept that. I am happy with the things I saw tonight and I can really work with that.

"The boys are frustrated and rightly so but not about the performance. It is a basis to build on for the next few days, weeks, months.

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