Fabinho has heaped praise on Thiago’s ‘exceptional’ passing attributes and backed the midfielder to play an important role for Liverpool.
The 29-year-old arrived from Bayern Munich back in the summer in a deal worth £20million.
Thiago enjoyed a promising start to his Anfield career, setting a Premier League record on his debut against Chelsea, with his 75 passes the most completed by a player who featured for a maximum of 45 minutes.
Since then, the Spain international has largely been sidelined after testing positive for Covid-19 and suffering from a bruised knee after a reckless challenge from Richarlison in the Merseyside derby.
However, Fabinho is well aware of the playmaker’s qualities and believes he and fellow summer recruit Diogo Jota both have a big role to play for Jurgen Klopp’s side
‘Our squad is very strong but we know that the signing of quality players is a plus for the team,’ the Brazilian told the club’s official website.
‘Thiago’s arrival will be really positive and he’s a player coming from an exceptional season at Bayern Munich last year.
‘The quality of his passing is exceptional. He’s someone that receives the ball really well between the lines.
‘So I think his arrival, both his and Jota’s, are going to be really important for us.’