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Liverpool hero Kuyt: Thiago among world best; we're seeing it now

Liverpool hero Dirk Kuyt believes Thiago Alcantara is now finding his best form.

Writing for, Kuyt stated: "I consider Thiago to be one of the best midfielders in the world, and unfortunately I never got the chance to come up against him during my career. I think I just missed him.

"However, I was so happy when he signed for Liverpool in September 2020.

"The Premier League is a league of its own, though. It doesn't matter what player you are and what you've done before, you always need a little bit of time. The tempo and physicality of it is very tough and very high, so even the best players need to adapt.

"What I saw in the beginning of Thiago's Liverpool career was that he wasn't totally used to pressing immediately when his team lost the ball, and that midfielders were so quick on him when he did have the ball.

"But now see you're seeing him at home in the Premier League and this Liverpool team. His display against Southampton on Saturday was another example of that.

"His biggest quality is his creativity, but you didn't have to show that to anybody before he came to Liverpool. But as a player, when other things aren't clicking 100 per cent, because you need time to adapt and everything, you never really feel entirely comfortable.

"But as you see now, he's adapting really well and you see the qualities he showed at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, as well as becoming an even more complete player."

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