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Liverpool will be massively boosted by the return of Thiago Alcantara at the end of the month, according to Kevin Campbell.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Arsenal and West Brom striker claimed the 29-year-old gives Jurgen Klopp’s side “another dimension to their play”.
Kevin Palmer reported in the Sunday World that the club are hopeful of having the midfielder in the mix for a first team return at the end of the month.
Thiago has played just 135 minutes of Premier League football this season as a result of a knee injury suffered in the Merseyside derby on 17 October.
The Spain international arrived to Liverpool from Bayern Munich in the summer and penned a four-year contract at Anfield worth £200,000-a-week.
When asked by Football Insider how timely the return of the Spanish midfielder was, Campbell said:
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“Any time you get a quality player like Thiago back it is a huge boost to the squad.
“But he has been out quite a while now so it will take him time to find his feet again.
“He is a great passer, keeps the ball ticking over nicely but he has not played for a big chunk of time. It will be difficult for him to come in and get up to speed.
“He is the player that gives Liverpool something different in that midfield so they will welcome him back with open arms. Thiago adds another dimension to their play.”