Lampard hails Liverpool midfielder as world-class before Chelsea vs Liverpool clash

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Ahead of the Chelsea vs Liverpool clash at Stamford Bridge later today, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has hailed new Liverpool signing Thiago Alcantara as ‘world-class’.

Thiago completed a transfer to Liverpool from Bayern Munich on Friday and could make his debut against Chelsea later today.

Thiago was part of the Bayern team that dumped Chelsea out of the Champions League last season.

Lampard said: “Thiago is an incredible player.

“As you say we saw him first-hand – quality on the pitch, personality on the pitch and off the pitch.

“The quotes from [Bayern Munich boss] Hansi Flick this week have been talking about him on both fronts and when you hear that from their manager, who has just such success with him at the centre of the team, I think it speaks for itself.

“He is an absolute world-class midfielder in the modern day. If he does come to the Premier League it will be a big plus and a big plus for the team that he comes to.”

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