Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara is back in training after completing his self-isolation period for COVID-19. The 29-year-old showed off his skills to the cameras with a deft piece of close control after receiving a pass, which impressed the onlooking James Milner:
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 14, 2020
With the Merseyside derby only a few days away, supporters on Twitter are keenly anticipating seeing Thiago in action, especially after demonstrating his superb ability in training this week:
That's what class looks like😍
— Soumyadeep Das (@dsoumya06) October 14, 2020
Not too shabby.
— Simon Goodman (@simong0808) October 14, 2020
Start him on Saturday
— Afeez The BOSS (@Afeezzezo) October 14, 2020
— 🔴 (@archieIfc) October 14, 2020
— Enoch Twum Boafo (@EnochTwumBoafo) October 14, 2020
nah i’m gonna cry, what a baller
— Adam (@LFCAdaam) October 14, 2020
This is the content we needed! 😍
— 𝙆𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙨𝙨 (@KrissDZN) October 14, 2020
Raise your hands if you left this video on repeat…🖐🖐🖐🖐🖐🖐
— Champions of the World. (@StarcoLFC) October 14, 2020
It remains to be seen whether Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will pick Thiago in the starting eleven for the game at Goodison Park. Captain Jordan Henderson has also returned to full fitness so there are a number of different options available to the manager.
Considering what the Spanish international brings to the table, though, it will be difficult to leave the midfielder out of the eleven. He could well have a vital role to play in Liverpool winning yet another derby this weekend.