After the match, Liverpool fans were in high spirits as the team got their season off to a flying start.
Nunez may have grabbed the headlines after his impressive performance, but it was Thiago who really stole the show after an impressive display in midfield.
Fans were quick to post his match highlights and ThiagoThe class of was visible everywhere.
He had a 95% pass accuracy which is the highest of any player, a 100% success rate in dribbling and long balls and also won the ball for his team on five occasions.
Fans took to social media as they purred at the midfielder’s superb performance.
One fan said: “You could watch Thiago Alcantara play football on repeat and never get bored.
Another tweeted:Thiago Alcantara. What a footballer.
And a third to add: “Thiago Alcantara is a man of class, unreal composure on the ball. Already an impressive career, but honestly I think he would be even better without his injury record.
The Spaniard joined Jürgen On Klopp’s side of bavaria Munich in the summer of 2020 in a deal worth up to £25m. The expectations on Thiago were high as he was tagged as the man to finally help Liverpool unlock teams that defend deep.
His debut season proved disappointing as he struggled to adapt to the pace of the Premier League. He was also hampered by a knee injury after a horror tackle from Richarlison during his first Merseyside derby preview in October 2020.
At 21/22 season, he has really shown what he is capable of by establishing himself as a regular starter in Klopp’s team.
31-Age won his first trophies as a Liverpool player last season, winning the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup, he was to start the Carabao Cup final but injured in warm-up. In the FA Cup final he scored his penalty with a brilliant ‘paneka‘.
Liverpool will now kick off their Premier League campaign on August 6 when they travel to Craven Cottage to take on the newly promoted side, Fulham. After losing the title by one point last season, Thiago and his teammates will look to do better and snatch the title from City.