Owen on Thiago Alcantara’s 45-minutes cameo against Aston Villa

Saturday09 January 2021 | 14:13
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The former Liverpool player hailed the Reds footballer performance after their FA Cup win over Villa.

Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, admitted to being impressed by Thiago Alcantara’s on pitch performance after their 4-1 win over Aston Villa. The Spaniard, who hasn’t been able to make several appearances for the Reds, replaced Jordan Henderson at half-time to display a worth-while performance.

Owen talked to BT Sport about Alcantara, saying: “This fella just makes me want to watch football 24 hours a day.”

“The way he looks around, the way he gives it the eyes. There’s nobody in the Premier League, nobody that plays like him.”

“He’s playing a different type of game than everyone else. His disguise on passes is unbelievable.”

Though many were surprised by Jurgen Klopp’s decision to replace his captain with Alcantara, the Reds boss admitted to his choice being a matter of tactics.

“Hendo and Thiago, it was clear before the game that we do it like this for 45 and 45,” he said.

“There is no [injury] problem and no, we had no reservations [over playing].”

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