The Reds midfielder dedicated his goal against Southampton to the players on Liverpool’s bench.
won their Premier League match againstSouthampton
with a 2-0 result on Saturday.Sadio Mane
scored the opening goal for the Reds in the first half. Liverpool were able to keep their dominance throughout the match and they finally doubled their lead withThiago Alcantara
’s last-minute strike. The formerBayern Munich
midfielder scored his first goal for the English side and decided to share his happiness with players on the bench.
Thiago told Liverpool’sofficial website
"For sure I have a special relationship with the guys there that didn’t play.
"When you are playing you always think about them, how they work and how they behave even when they don’t play, so the goal was for them [the players on the bench]."
managed to pull off a number of spectacular saves that were crucial for Liverpool’s victory.
"We have one of the best goalkeepers in the world here with us.
"And also the guys in front are not only scoring but also defending, so we have this balance that made us win games.
"Especially here at Anfield we have had many situations that they [the opposition] scored a goal; even though we dominated the game, they scored and then we break down a bit.
"With this result, 1-0, we get a bit, I would say, hectic [but] fortunately we could score the second one to bring a bit of calm to the game."
’s team sit sixth in the Premier League with 57 points from their 34 matches. The Reds will faceManchester United
in their next league match on Thursday.