The midfielder has had a tough start to life on Merseyside with injury and illness interrupting his debut Premier League season, but has started to find his form of late.

 

Thiago has been putting in a string of eye-catching displays in the middle of the park in recent weeks, starting each of Liverpool’s last eight top flight games, in which they have remained unbeaten.

 

 

Reds legend Aldridge feels Thiago has now fully adapted to the cut and thrust of English football, showcasing his passing proficiency and ability to read the game in recent outings

 

However, the ex-striker added that Thiago needs to play as far up the field as he can and need to add to his team’s attacking output by scoring more goals from midfield.

 

 

“Thiago, though, has to score more goals as he has that in his locker”, Aldridge wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.

 

“He showed that against Southampton earlier in the month, and at West Brom on Sunday he tested the goalkeeper with some shots from range.

 

 

“There’s nothing wrong with him dropping deeper to get possession, but that shouldn’t be where he spends most of his time.

 

“Thiago has clearly now got up to pace with English football after his injury.

 

“And while he has never been the quickest, his blistering pace is in his brain – and that’s started to show in his range of passing and the speed in which he is moving the ball.

 

“He should be scoring between five and eight goals a season, but to do that he needs to be as far up the field as he can.”

 

Liverpool are gearing up for actual trip to Turf Moor to take on Burnley in the Premier League on Wednesday as they continue their chase for a top four finish.