Thiago Alcantara broker a Premier League record in his Liverpool debut where he helped his side to a 2-0 win over Chelsea.
Signed in the past week from Bayern Munich, Alcantara started the game on the bench and came on after Chelsea had been reduced to a man less after defender Andreas Christensen had been sent off.
As shown by Opta, Alcantara completed 75 successful passes against Chelsea-more than any player has ever done over 45 minutes in the Premier League since Opta started collecting this data in 2003/04
The player will hope that he can continue influencing games for his side starting with Arsenal in their next encounter in the Premier League with Klopp set to give him a starting berth in their midweek EFL Cup tie against Lincoln City on Thursday.
In the game, Sadio Mane's brace proved to be the difference with the Jurgen Klopp side now having six points from two games following their opening day win against Leeds.
75 - Half-time substitute Thiago completed more passes (75) than any Chelsea player managed in the entire match. Since full passing data is available for the Premier League (2003-04), his 75 successful passes are the most by a player who played a maximum of 45 minutes. Control. pic.twitter.com/UvHfrw1ggN— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 20, 2020