‘It crossed my mind to listen to people who don’t understand the role of midfield’: Jamie Redknapp lashes out at Thiago’s critics as he labels the Liverpool midfielder one of the best technicians in world football
- Liverpool defeated Leeds 3-0 at Elland Road on Sunday night
Jamie Redknapp has criticized Liverpool midfielder Thiago, saying they don’t understand the role of the midfield.
“I’ve heard a lot of people talk about Thiago. When Liverpool have a bad run people go ‘he slows the game down and can’t handle the intensity’. Absolute waste.
“This man is one of the best technicians you will see in world football, no matter what pressure you put him under, he never panics. he relaxes on the ball.
“Today he was often in good positions to help the defence.
“He’s incredible to watch and last year I hurt my head listening to people who don’t understand the role of the midfield. How to hold the ball, what to do, how to be in the right position. how you show quality, how you give people opportunities.
“That’s because people are always looking for a scapegoat. Someone who says it’s their fault. he’s brilliant and that’s why Jurgen Klopp played him today.
“It would have been easy to go with Keita or Henderson and try to avoid this side of Leeds. He realized that you need brains. You need someone who shows composure, is relaxed at the ball and plays against a red shirt. that’s what he does.