Liverpool Update: Klopp urged for Alaba, Thiago criticism, Lovren admission

Liverpool sweep Chelsea aside as Thiago sets passing record in 2-0 win

Klopp urged Liverpool to sign Alaba

Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.

The 28-year-old Austrian defender will be a free agent at the end of the season and several European clubs are looking to secure his services.

According to reports, manager Jurgen Klopp has now urged Liverpool not to miss out on him in the summer.

Alaba can play as a left-back, centre back and a defensive midfielder. His versatility will be a huge bonus for Liverpool during injuries and rotation.

Furthermore, the midfielder has proven himself at the top level and his winning mentality an experience could be invaluable for the Liverpool dressing room.

The Reds could lose versatile players like Gini Wijnaldum and James Miller in the summer and Alaba would be a superb replacement.

Thiago Alcantara faces criticism

Meanwhile Spanish midfielder Thiago has been criticised for his performances recently.

Liverpool have failed to win all five matches in which the Spaniard started but it is unfair to to blame him for the results.

The Spaniard has done well when he has played for Liverpool and he has had to  adapt to unnatural roles due to the injury crisis in the squad.

Thiago has been deployed as the defensive midfielder at times when he is a central midfielder. It is obvious that he lacks the ability of a defensive midfielder and therefore it doesn’t make sense to criticise the Champions League winner.

Injuries have forced Klopp to use Henderson and Fabinho at the back and therefore Liverpool have been short of options in the midfield.

Thiago can only be judged when he’s playing regularly in his natural role and that injured players are back in the team to support him properly.

Dejan Lovren admission on Liverpool game-time

Former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has now opened up on his struggles at the club before he chose to leave.

The defender revealed that he needed to play regularly and he was frustrated with the lack of game time at Anfield.

The Croatian could have been a regular starter for Liverpool this season because of their injury crisis and Lovren has revealed that the Reds probably miss him much more than he does playing for them.