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Phillips reveals a player he would be proud to have in the Liverpool squad

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips said he was proud to have Thiago Alcantara in the Reds' squad, saying: "He is an incredible player. His technical abilities and his experience are tremendous. He always knows exactly what is going on around him. He is a good talker too and I love the way he plays. challenges".

And Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips added, in statements to the official website, that he was not surprised by the level at which Thiago appeared and was always convinced that he would thrive. We were training with him day in and day out, and we all knew from seeing him in training, that we didn't have to worry about him. We were sure that his brilliance was inevitable.”

He concluded: "In those moments, we know that Thiago is a serious player. Just being on the field is something I can look at and be proud of, because he is an incredible footballer."

Spain international Thiago joined the Reds from Bayern Munich last September, but had to wait to make his mark on the pitch due to an injury he suffered in the Merseyside derby the following month.

By the end of the season, Thiago was in full glow, producing a string of impeccable performances to help his side snatch third place in the Premier League and qualify for the Champions League.

Liverpool, which includes the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, is in the second classification after he finished last season in the Premier League in third place, while AC Milan returns to the Champions League for the first time in seven years, but it will be in the fourth classification in the group stage draw of the Champions League .