Thiago’s dream 5-a-side team excludes Liverpool stars but has Man Utd ace

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has named his dream 5-a-side team and the 29-year-old included Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea in the lineup.

There was no room for any of his current Anfield teammates but that is not much of a surprise given Thiago has only been at the club for around four months.

As part of a #AskThiago Q&A on social media, Thiago was asked to pick his dream 5-a-side team and the Spanish international based it on players he has played alongside during his career.

He told : "I always say that more than the best players I always choose the best chemistry and the best friends I have in football.

"My brother Rafinha, Rodrigo Moreno, who plays for Leeds. Jonathan dos Santos who plays for LA Galaxy in the USA and David de Gea who plays for Manchester United.

"As well as myself – I think that’s the five-a-side I would choose. The only problem is that someone has to defend, but it’s okay!"

Thiago was also asked to choose which Liverpool legend he would rather play alongside out of Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso.

"Wow," Thiago responded. "Well, the midfield is so big, I can pick both. We can play with three midfielders.

"They were legends at this club. They were legends of football. I have massive respect for the story of Steven Gerrard in this club, changing the club as well. I'm looking forward to meeting him.

"Xabi was a friend, a teammate and a teacher for me when we were playing together at Bayern and in the national team.

"I like him a lot and respect him a lot as a player, as a person and now as a coach. They were machines and amazing football players."

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