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Thiago Alcantara epitomised the very best qualities synonymous with Jurgen Klopp's teams in Liverpool's win against Ajax, according to Rio Ferdinand.
The Reds bounced back from their damaging defeat by Napoli on matchday one in the Champions League by beating the Dutch champions 2-1 following goals from Mohamed Salah and Joel Matip.
At the heart of their performance was Spain international Thiago, who operated brilliantly at the base of their midfield in defence and attack.
Thiago Alcantara put in a brilliant display as Liverpool beat Ajax in the Champions League
The 31-year-old Spaniard won two tackles and seven duels at Anfield on Tuesday night
The 31-year-old won two tackles and seven duels at Anfield on Tuesday night, accompanied by an 89 per cent pass completion rate and one chance created.
And ex-Man United and England defender Ferdinand praised Thiago for his combative display and eagerness to win the