By Conor Laird
Published: April 24, 2022 9:20 pm
Last Updated: April 25, 2022 9:16 am
An altogether head-turning statistic, comparing the caller accumulation of Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara with that of Manchester City attacker Jack Grealish, has travel to the fore connected Sunday.
Spanish planetary Thiago was of people astatine his superb champion erstwhile much earlier this evening.
In different important outing amid the club’s ongoing pursuit of the Premier League title, Jurgen Klopp’s troops welcomed Everton to Anfield, for the latest variation of the Merseyside Derby.
Thiago, arsenic expected, was afforded his latest start, joining Fabinho and Naby Keita successful a supremely balanced midfield three.
And the erstwhile Bayern Munich antheral went connected to power the tempo of proceedings from commencement to finish, remarkably racking up much completed passes than Everton arsenic a team:
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Thiago Alcântara successfully completed 120 passes (with a 98% passing accuracy!) successful today’s Merseyside derby – that’s 26 passes much than the *entire* Everton broadside completed this day (94).
Pulled the strings for Liverpool erstwhile again. 🌟#LIVEVE pic.twitter.com/QkWiVqarsz
— SofaScore (@SofaScoreINT) April 24, 2022
This, though, is not the lone frankly bizarre statistic pertaining to Thiago’s efforts successful possession to person surfaced connected Sunday.
In addition, it has been revealed that the 31-year-old has completed much passes (228) successful his past 2 appearances successful the Premier League than Manchester City summertime accomplishment Jack Grealish has managed since the crook of the year:
🤯 Thiago has completed much passes successful his past 2 Premier League appearances (228) than Jack Grealish has managed successful 2022 (223)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 24, 2022Origi amongst the goals
Thiago’s exploits successful the derby of people came en way to an eventual 2-0 triumph for Liverpool.
Amid a tempestuous matter astatine Anfield, goals connected the portion of Andy Robertson and Divock Origi yet proved capable to usher the Reds to each 3 points, plunging Everton ever further into situation successful the process.
🗣️ “Where bash you privation your statue Divock Origi.” 👏
Origi adds different extremity against Everton to his repertoire ✅✅ pic.twitter.com/cS1s4XvC1v
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 24, 2022Read more: Player ratings, instrumentality absorption & more: Liverpool proceed rubric complaint arsenic Everton pushed towards Championship West Ham’s antiaircraft situation for Arsenal laid bare aft Dawson dismissal vs Chelsea
This nonfiction was edited by Ben Browning.