April 19, 2021

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Watch: Thiago has loved a reckless tackle since he was four – ask his brother


As Thiago displays incredible composure on the ball, the Liverpool midfielder’s approach to tackling would even make Paul Scholes wince.

Since joining the Reds in 2020, he has shown a lot of tenacity in the middle of the park, receiving four yellow cards in 16 Premier League appearances.

Judging from an old clip that surfaced on social media, the Spain international has always been fond of the weird reckless challenge.

Four-year-old Thiago is seen playing alongside his brother Rafinha on the Celta Vigo pitch, where their father Mazinho played in the 1990s.

The duo challenge for the ball, but Thiago ends up kicking Raphinia between the legs, leaving his brother to roll on the floor in agony. He then has a cheeky smirk before taking the ball away.

You just can’t teach it.


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