Steven Gerrard states it would have been a ‘pleasure’ to have actually played along with Thiago at Liverpool.

In a Liverpool Q&A session today, Thiago couldn’t decide who his preferred midfield partner would be out of Gerrard or Xabi Alonso.

‘ The midfield is so big I can choose both,’ Thiago responded when asked to select between Gerrard and Alonso.

‘ We can play with 3 midfielders.

‘ They were legends here at this club, they were legends in football. They were machines. They were fantastic football gamers.’

And Gerrard, who looks on course to direct Rangers to the SPFL title this season, replied on Instagram: ‘That would have been a satisfaction believe me.’

Thiago also commemorated Gerrard’s profession at Liverpool.

‘ I have huge regard for the story of Steven Gerrard at this club. He altered the club too,’ stated the Spain global.

‘ I look forward to meeting him. Steven Gerrard is a legend. If I had actually played alongside him, it would have been a method to find out more football.’

Thiago also paid an unique homage to Alonso, who he played together with at Bayern Munich and with Spain’s nationwide group.

‘ With Xabi, Xabi is a buddy, a team-mate and a teacher for me while we were playing together at Bayern and the national team.

‘ I like him a lot and regard him as a player, as an individual and now as a coach.’