(Video) Ex-Red compares Thiago Alcantara to Cristiano Ronaldo saying neither are guaranteed starters for their team

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Thaigo Alcantara made a triumphant return to the match day squad in midweek and looks set to hit the party for West Ham later today.

during the Pre-match analysis on LFC TV, Jason McAteer has compared our number 6 to Cristiano Ronaldo which means neither player is guaranteed a starting position at their clubs.

The former Liverpool player said: “Fabiño has to be a regular starter every week, not so much with Thiago.

“I see it a bit like Ronaldo’s situation at Manchester United, for me he is a player that you look at and choose only for certain matches.”

It’s a bold claim to say the Manchester United striker shouldn’t start every game for them, especially given their current form.

For the Spanish midfielder, it probably makes more sense as he faces stiff competition in addition to his poor injury record.

That’s the beauty of the team’s depth, and once the midfield injuries subside, we can spin it all out so everyone can be fresh over the festive period.

You can see the full build Via Liverpool’s Twitter account, comes Thiago’s discussion in 4 minutes:

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