Thiago is the star of Liverpool’s Merseyside Derby showdown

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Merseyside derby number one since Rafa Benitez, former Reds boss, took over Everton on Wednesday night. Thiago’s comments have already created a stir

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Jurgen Klopp after the Southampton press conference

Liverpool are set to face off against city rivals Everton on Wednesday night in the Merseyside derby – and things are already getting spicy.

Star Reds midfielder Thiago alcantara, a Star Reds player, has given the ultimate derby putdown. However it seems that he did not intend to.

It is a move that comes just as Spain’s midfielder has been linked to a January transfer away from Anfield.

Thiago is reportedly the subject of new Barcelona manager Xavi’s interest with the player linked to a return to his first club.

These links are not surprising considering that the player has been in great form in recent weeks. He is also one of the four Reds players selected in the Premier League Team of the week following Liverpool’s impressive win over Southampton.

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Liverpool quartet is team of the week

The Premier League has named four Liverpool players as the Team of the Week.

Jurgen Klopp’s men won a 4-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday. Thiago Elcantara, Virgil Van Dijk and Diego Jota each scored goals to keep the pressure on Chelsea.

The Reds have the distinction of having four players who displayed their best during the game.

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Thiago must demonstrate his ability to leave a lasting legacy

Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool’s midfielder, has had a great run in recent weeks.

He scored one of the most important goals in the season with his ‘thunderball” effort against Porto in Champions League. He also scored against Southampton with another effort at the box’s edge.

The Spain international is currently at Anfield but has been plagued with injuries and has not had the opportunity to show his best form for a prolonged period of time.

After quashing rumors linking him to a return to Barcelona, it is now his turn to leave a lasting legacy at the club.

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Alcantara’s Everton putdown

Everybody knows that Everton and Liverpool are not in love, but Thiago might have just done the ultimate derby.

The Premier League clash will be the first since Rafa Benitez was appointed as former boss at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

Thiago’s descriptions of the match, however, may have made some Everton supporters a little nervous about the derby that was to follow the big game.

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