"We are really excited" - Thiago on Liverpool playing in the FA Cup final

Thiago Alcantara has spoken about the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, as cited by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, Thiago explained how they will be facing one of the best teams in the world on Saturday.

"We are really excited to play – not just the competition itself but a final. We're ready for it. It doesn't matter if we didn't win [it] before or for a long time. It's just about a trophy that we can win and we add in our backpack this new challenge.

"We're looking forward to it. Wembley is an amazing stadium. It's special itself but then you know that Wembley is used for special moments. There's different context and we're ready to go to London.

"It's a new game and we will prepare it as it must be prepared, nothing else. [We] understand that we are playing against one of the best teams in the world and we know it will be tight, we know it's always difficult.

"They want to take something that we want to take as well. It's a continuous fight with this kind of team. The best team will win."

Anfield Watch Verdict

Thiago has been essential to Liverpool’s success this season. Playing 36 games for Jurgen Klopp's side, when the Spaniard plays the Reds look so much more controlled and comfortable in midfield.

After being a part of the starting 11 for the Carabao Cup final and missing out due to an injury he picked up in the warm-up, Thiago will be hoping that he can start and play at Wembley this time.

With Fabinho's absence now confirmed by Klopp, this makes Thiago's inclusion in the squad that much more important.

The 31-year-old will dictate the entire flow of the game and start all of Liverpool's attacks from midfield.

Hopefully, Thiago will start the game so he can show his class on the big stage for the Reds.

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