Thiago Alcantara breaks EPL record of passes during win over Chelsea

Thiago Alcantara breaks EPL record of passes during win over Chelsea

- Thiago Alcantara broke the Premier League number of passes during his debut against Chelsea

- The 29-year-old came off the bench to help Liverpool record their second Premier League win of the season

- The Spain international completed a summer switch from European and German champions Bayern Munich a few days back

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Thiago Alcantara's second-half multiple strings of passes in Liverpool's 2-0 over Chelsea has broken a Premier League record.

The Spanish midfielder who recently completed a switch from Bayern Munich on Friday, September 18, needed just 45 minutes to complete 75 passes two days after his signing.

It is also the most successful passes completed by any player with a maximum of 45 minutes in the Premier League since records began in the 2003-04 season.

Thiago Alcantara breaks EPL record of passes during win over Chelsea

Thiago Alcantara breaks EPL record of passes during win over Chelsea. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Both teams went into a break with a 0-0 scoreline but just before half time, Chelsea's defender Andreas Christensen was sent off for a professional foul on Sadio Mane.

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And the Senegalese striker scored both goals including a defensive blunder from Kepa Arrizabalaga that gave Jurgen Klopp's men their second win of the season.

Alcantara's second-half introduction gave the Reds stability in the midfield as they took control of the game and he recorded more passes than any other Chelsea player.

The 29-year-old's stats were soon shared on Twitter and Liverpool fans were full of praises of their new signing.

"Scary to think what's to come," one supporter said.

Another commented: "God he is so good."

While a third gave the midfielder a new title, with: "Already the best passer in the league."

And a fourth simply added: "What a signing."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kepa Arrizabalaga's huge blunder against Liverpool is a message to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard about his confidence level, according to ex-Man City star Nigel de Jong.

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Chelsea were handed their first defeat of the season at Stamford Bridge after two major errors cost them a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.

Kepa was caught in no man's land that led to Andreas Christensen's sending off following a tackle on Sadio Mane.

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