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Liverpool midfielder Thiago: Long balls have surprised me

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara admits he's found his first season in England a culture shock.

A summer arrival from Bayern Munich, Thiago has only just found his best form as he was outstanding in victory at Burnley this week.

"I was surprised by the rhythm of the game here in England. Many teams focus on long balls and fixed situations, something I am not used to. So it takes time to adapt," he said.

"It has been tough but I have grown as a player. If you stay calm and keep working, you will get through tough situations."

The midfielder also paid tribute to Jürgen Klopp and says his manager has been good from the first moment.

"He's been great to me. He is very popular in the team, in the city and in the Premier League. He is tough but fair and it is very interesting to learn from him."


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