Former Leicester City defender and PL champion Robert Huth has said that Thiago does not have the tempo to play for Liverpool.
Huth told Compare.bet: “They are such an amazing machine Liverpool, when they have all the players available they’re literally 11 machines on a pitch.
“When you take a few out, you lose that sort of momentum, like Henderson playing at centre-back – people not playing in their positions. While it might be doable for the short–term, ultimately you want all your best players playing in their best positions and that hasn’t come.
“Where Liverpool used to be really threatening on the counter, winning the ball high up, having Thiago in there now, as great a player as he is, he just doesn’t have the energy.
“I mean [he’s had an] amazing career for sure, but he’s not going to be flying around like Henderson does, like Wijnaldum does, like all the other players.
“They need a real high energy player to break the lines when they win the ball. All that sort of thing is missing.
“Like Klopp used to say, it’s heavy metal football and they’d just blow teams away, but that sort of energy is missing at the moment.”