Sadio Mane is sure Liverpool’s £20million signing Thiago Alcantara will take the Premier League champions “to another level” this season.
The Spain star moved to Anfield on a four-year deal and provided his new teammates with a glimpse of what they can expect from him with an impressive second-half performance against Chelsea last weekend.
Replacing injured midfielder Jordan Henderson at the interval with the match goalless, Thiago helped guide Liverpool to a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge and broke a Premier League record in the process.
And Mane, who grabbed both goals for the Reds, gave a glowing verdict on the former Barcelona star during an interview with Liverpool’s official website.
“I think not only the fans are excited to see Thiago,” said the Senegalese. “For sure, especially me and my teammates were really happy to have this kind of quality in our squad. It only makes us better.
“I can see from day one in training and the game against Chelsea what he is doing. I’m sure he will take us to another level, for sure.”