Liverpool could only draw against Newcastle and ended 2020 with questions. Klopp’s men got their second draw in a row and weren’t even capable of scoring against the Magpies.
The match at least left a positive piece of news for the Reds with the reappearance of Thiago Alcántara, who was out for a few weeks with a knee injury.
He only played a few minutes, not even 20, but they served to confirm that Liverpool need a player of his profile. Ex-Red Michael Owen acknowledged it on Twitter: “We’ve only been treated to snippets of play so far but I genuinely get excited when Thiago steps onto the pitch. He’s so different to anything in the Premier League”.
Not only is this legend in love with the ex-Bayern player, Jürgen Klopp also praised him. “He is very good. He played 20 minutes, 12 of which were brilliant. Then he felt the lack of minutes because of the injury. That’s normal, since he trained only for a couple of days. He has physical work to do and pace to achieve”.