Arsene Wenger has perfectly explained why Liverpool's form has dipped since Thiago Alcantara joined in the summer transfer window.
The Spaniard is a world class midfielder who won the Bundesliga and the Champions League with German giants Bayern Munich last season.
But since the 29-year-old joined Liverpool, who have been suffering something of an injury crisis on Merseyside, the Reds have been struggling for form.
Liverpool are sixth in the Premier League, and a number of pundits, including John Barnes, Robert Huth, and Jermaine Jenas have claimed that Thiago slowing down Liverpool's attacking play is in someways to blame.
Legendary Arsenal manager Wenger has had his say on the debate, and provided some educated insight.
"Thiago Alcantara, for me, shows the typical problem of a manger," Wenger told beIN SPORTS.
"For example Liverpool were very hungry and aggressive in midfield. When you're manager you want to make the team better and you [sign] a technical player.
"But when you [sign] a technical player you lose the aggression in midfield and you destroy a bit of the strength Liverpool had before.
"They have certainly less capacity today to win the ball back and they suffer a little bit more, so sometimes when you want to improve the team, you take a little something away from the team."
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