By Paddy Kenny

26th Nov, 2021 | 1:31pm

Pundit issues 'unbelievable' Thiago claim after Liverpool latest

Paddy Kenny is backing Thiago to go to “the next level” as a Liverpool player after scoring a stunning goal against Porto.

The former Leeds United stopper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, was blown away by the midfielder’s strike.

Thiago, 30, scored an incredible long-range effort to open the scoring as Liverpool beat Porto 2-0 on Wednesday night.

This was only his second goal for the club on his 39th appearance since joining in the summer of 2020.

Last term he struggled with injuries and could not hold down a place in the first team.

Kenny claims there is no better boost than scoring a great goal and backed Thiago to improve over the coming weeks.

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“It was an unbelievable goal from an unbelievable player,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“You just feel like Thiago has never really got going at Liverpool.

“The fans had high expectations for him. When he did first arrive, Liverpool were struggling.

“For him to get a goal like that, wow. Everyone breeds on confidence and how better to get confidence than by scoring a goal like that?

“The ball cut the grass all the way to the goal and Anfield went mad. It was great to see for him.

“He can crack on and really show his best stuff and go to that next level.”

The midfielder has made nine appearances in all competitions this season.

He has recently recovered from a calf injury that kept him out of seven games.

In other news, a pundit has hailed Michael Edwards ‘amazing’ after Liverpool source’s £117m Salah talks update.