Bizarre Thiago > Jack Grealish stat surfaces after Liverpool's derby win


An altogether head-turning statistic, comparing the recent production of Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara with that of Manchester City attacker Jack Grealish, has come to the fore on Sunday.

Spanish international Thiago was of course at his brilliant best once more earlier this evening.

In another crucial outing amid the club's ongoing pursuit of the Premier League title, Jurgen Klopp's troops welcomed Everton to Anfield, for the latest edition of the Merseyside Derby.

Thiago, as expected, was afforded his latest start, joining Fabinho and Naby Keita in a supremely balanced midfield three.

And the former Bayern Munich man went on to control the tempo of proceedings from start to finish, remarkably racking up more completed passes than Everton as a team:

This, though, is not the only frankly bizarre statistic pertaining to Thiago's efforts in possession to have surfaced on Sunday.

In addition, it has been revealed that the 31-year-old has completed more passes (228) in his last two appearances in the Premier League than Manchester City summer arrival Jack Grealish has managed since the turn of the year:

Origi amongst the goals

Thiago's exploits in the derby of course came en route to an eventual 2-0 triumph for Liverpool.

Amid a tempestuous affair at Anfield, goals on the part of Andy Robertson and Divock Origi ultimately proved enough to guide the Reds to all three points, plunging Everton ever further into crisis in the process.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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