Thiago Alcantara has said it has been “amazing” to play under Jurgen Klopp, despite Liverpool’s struggles this season.
Thiago joined the Reds from Bayern Munich over the summer after winning the Champions League and Bundesliga in his final season in Germany.
However, the Spain international has been unable to have an immediate impact at Anfield, failing to register a single goal or assist in all competitions.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher explained last month that he felt Thiago had been hampered by being played in “two or three different roles within midfield”.
When asked if he felt Thiago was more suited to the Champions League on The Robbie Fowler Podcast, Carragher replied: “Yeah, I think that’s pretty obvious.
“There’s no doubt about that when you see him come in and you see him play. I actually feel sorry for him a little bit because he’s played two or three different roles within midfield.
“He’s played the deepest position, now he’s playing a little bit higher. I think he was very good against Leipzig and you think of that knock-on effect of having Fabinho next to him and what that will do to his game.
“Fabinho’s as good as anyone in Europe in that holding midfield role and I think we saw a glimpse of what Thiago can do going forward.”
However, Thiago has said that it has been “awesome” having to “learn, adapt … and evolve” at Liverpool, telling the BBC’s Football Focus: “It’s amazing. You learn a lot and you have to play a different side of the game that you’ve played before.
“It’s awesome because you have to learn, adapt yourself and evolve with that. The team-mates we have are quality, so it makes you even happier to perform and play even better football.”
Thiago also added that Liverpool remain focused on finishing the season strong, saying: “There are several games that we played to win, and we didn’t win. We didn’t deserve to lose.
“It was very frustrating to not get the three points even playing better than the other team. But it’s football, and we are just looking forward to the next game to perform as best as we can.”