The former Reds forward was delighted to see the Spain midfielder return in a midweek Premier League clash with Newcastle.
Thiago Alcantara is “so exciting to watch,” according to Michael Owen, who praised “the incredible” Liverpool star.
The Reds have shelled out £ 20million ($ 27million) to bring Thiago to Anfield since Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.
We expected a lot from three times Champions League winner on arrival at Merseyside, but a positive Covid-19 test and a serious injury limited his contribution in the first half of the season.
The 29-year-old was sidelined with a knee problem after a 2-2 draw against Everton on October 17, and then missed Liverpool’s next 17 games in all competitions.
However, Jurgen Klopp was able to welcome Thiago back to his squad for a midweek trip to St James’ Park as the midfielder made an impressive impact on the bench in Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle.
Owen was delighted to see the Spaniard return to the fold and pointed out the qualities that set him apart from his peers after the standoff on Tyneside.
“It’s just the way he plays. It’s so exciting to watch. He’s just different from so many players, “said the former Liverpool forward. Premier League productions.
“He doesn’t need to say a word when he’s on the pitch. Its passes say everything you need to know.
“When it comes to you, that ball tells you there is a man or gives it back to me or runs in space … it actually plays the ball with the type of spin, with the type of rhythm, c is just amazing. ”
Thiago will likely be in contention for a place in Klopp’s starting XI when the Reds face off Southampton at St Mary’s Monday.
Liverpool increased their lead at the top of the Premier League table to three points after the draw at Newcastle, but Manchester United can move level on points with them if they win their game in hand against Aston Villa New Years Day.
Although Klopp has now seen his team drop points in three of their last five games, he does not care about the evolution of the ranking at this early stage of the season.
“The last thing on my mind is our position in the table at the moment,” said the German boss. Amazon Prime Wednesday evening. “It’s good but it doesn’t mean anything.
“We drew tonight and we are still at the top of the table, which shows how difficult the season is for everyone.”