Watch: Thiago escapes Southampton press with brilliant skill & close control


After a difficult debut season, Thiago Alcantara enjoyed one of his best games in a Liverpool shirt during their 2-0 win over Southampton. 

Thiago netted his first Premier League goal to seal the three points after Sadio Mane had opened the scoring in the first half.

The Spain international also showcased his brilliant close control during the game, escaping the Southampton press before winning a free-kick.

“I always try to bring out the reality. Of course we are not happy with the situation but we are happy with the win,” Thiago told Sky Sports.“It is always a great moment when you score to help the team. We have to keep fighting until the end with this small chance.

“It is an amazing feeling [to score] but the most important thing is the three points. We keep fighting for a small miracle.

“We try to bring our football, not just the intensity without the ball but with it, we try to bring that. I know I am not a goalscorer but I am trying always to be near the area to make the last pass or shoot. It is very special of course.”

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