THIAGO hit a beauty from 30 yards – and then said he would score the better goal in his career.
The Liverpool star opened the scoring against Porto on Wednesday with a special effort in front of Kopp.
It was the kind of strike that Reds fans were dreaming of as injuries kept the Spaniard on edge for the rest of his Anfield career so far.
But when the former Bayern Munich star was asked if he had scored anything ‘beautiful’ before, he came up with a side-splitting response.
he said with a smile BT Sport: “I think so, yes!”
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was also part of the post-match interview and the England international could not hide his surprise at his teammate’s reply.
She quipped: “It’s okay for some, isn’t it!”
Injuries and Covid issues have prevented Thiago from working his magic in his 14 months at Liverpool since leaving Bayern.
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But his vision and touch in midfield are the keys to the success of Jurgen Klopp’s men this season, as evidenced by Wednesday night’s performance.
And the Champions League winner admitted he was happy to be back after clearing a frustrating calf problem.
He said: “I’m really happy to target. It’s most important because I just came back from an injury, so I’m just trying to build my confidence.
“But the most important goal is one for the team, how the team played, how we create chances, how we defend.”
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