Thiago’s arrival brings guile to the Liverpool midfield and a new dimension to their forward play

Jurgen Klopp knew the clock was ticking. For two years Liverpool’s tactics have been largely unstoppable. The full backs have been rampant and the front three thrived in a system that the rest of the Premier League struggled to match.Time was running out, though. Every manager in the top flight – and coaches across Europe – has been studying the German’s methods and working on ways to pin back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson and cut off the supply to Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and…

Thiago’s arrival brings guile to the Liverpool midfield and a new dimension to their forward play
Jurgen Klopp knew the clock was ticking. For two years Liverpool’s tactics have been largely unstoppable. The full backs have been rampant and the front three thrived in a system that the rest of the Premier League struggled to match.Time was running out, though. Every manager in the top flight – and coaches across Europe – has been studying the German’s methods and working on ways to pin back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson and cut off the supply to Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and…